Want to visit a place that allows you to both ride great trails and bust deep mountain powder? You can have it both ways when you ride the Utah/Idaho borderland. Enjoy some of the most pristine trails in the West, then jump to unlimited deep powder riding in this super-scenic snowmobiler’s paradise.
More than 350 miles of groomed trails lead past awesomely picturesque peaks that tower nearly 10,000 feet into the blue western skies. Roll along these smooth white ribbons through the Sinks area toward the Hardware Ranch Elk Refuge and past tranquil Bear Lake, or on to other locations in the surrounding Cache and Caribou National Forests.
And when it’s time to leave the prepared surfaces for some backcountry exploration, hire a guide and go bust some deep powder in high mountain meadows and challenge yourself in the trackless backwoods terrain.
And right at the heart of this diverse snowmobiling experience is Beaver Creek Lodge. Located at 7,200 feet above sea level in extreme northern Utah near the Idaho border, and about two hours from Salt Lake City International Airport, this beautiful remote Lodge is your full-service snowmobile headquarters in paradise. They have anything and everything you will need to enjoy yourself immensely, beginning with a long riding season that stretches from early December to the beginning of May.
You’ll need a machine, so Beaver Creek Lodge offers a fleet of superbly prepared and maintained Ski-Doo Summits, including new 2017 850cc models. And if you want to try something really different, this winter the Lodge also offers Timbersled snow bike rentals for its more adventuresome guests. It also rents snowmobile apparel, and can set you up with a map and a SPOT device for self-guided tours in some of the most scenic territory found anywhere. Local trailheads include Beaver Creek, Sinks, Franklin Basin and Tony Grove.
When it’s time to hit the high country, Beaver Creek Lodge has highly knowledgeable local guides who can show you their secret backcountry locations with the best boondocking and side-hilling anywhere. Licensed to cover a 230-square-mile region, they can always find untracked powder and match the riding experience to the skill of the guests, be they first-timers or veteran mountain riders. And because this is a less-traveled locale, there won’t be any competition for riding space like that found in more frequented locations like the Yellowstone area.
And when the day on the snow is done, it’s time to retreat to the Lodge for casual camaraderie, an awesome gourmet dinner and a restful night’s sleep in a comfortable room with all the amenities.
For more information on visiting the Utah/Idaho Borderlands, contact Beaver Creek Lodge at 800/946-4485 or visit BeaverCreekLodge.com.