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Snowshoeing in Ramblers

Snowshoeing in Ramblers

Take part in an age-old custom while also recreating in Ramblers’ winter wonderland by snowshoeing. If you’ve snowshoed before, you get it. Quiet, solitude, crisp air, blood pumping through your veins, and the white, wintery views that will stay with you forever. 

However, if you’ve never tried snowshoeing and are looking for something to do this winter while in Ramblers, we encourage you to give it a try. Not only is it a great winter exercise, but it’s also a great social activity people of all ages and abilities can do together, it’s inexpensive, and it requires only a few basic techniques. 

To get started, visit Beaver Sport and Pawn in downtown Beaver to get the gear you need or contact Tucker High Adventure Tours for rentals or a snowshoe tour. 

For the latest snow conditions, contact the Ranger District Office at 435-438-2436.

Once you’re prepped and ready to go, here are the top places to snowshoe in Ramblers. 

Three Creeks Trail

The Three Creeks Trailhead is a wonderful access point to numerous ATV, horse, and foot trails. These trails seem to loop together providing miles of recreational activities. Near the trailhead and down Forest Road 147 is Three Creeks Reservoir, which helps to provide a gorgeous scenic background as you snowshoe along.

Merchant Valley

A narrow, cliff-side route guides you to the placid surroundings of Merchant Valley, where, in winter, snowmobile tracks crisscross the open meadow and sparse white aspens meet lush ponderosas along the gently rolling hills. The surrounding hillsides are popular for sledding and tubing during the winter months. Any time is a good time in Merchant Valley.

Puffer Lake

About an hour from Beaver, this 65-acre alpine lake is located along SR-153 at an elevation of 9,672 feet. In the summer months, this lake is a great spot for paddle boarding with no waves to contend with. In the winter, it transitions into a great spot for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. From Puffer Lake, you can also access the Puffer Lake Trail, which is a groomed trail and will take you up to Big Flat.  

Beaver Bench Trail System

If there’s snow in town, the Beaver Bench Trail System is a great place to snowshoe without having to drive too far from the comforts of home (or your lodging). This trail system is growing, with short and long loops, and without having to drive up Beaver Canyon, it’s a great option if you’re short on time or have a party member who may need a quicker snowshoe experience. 

North Fork Baker Canyon

Head up Beaver Canyon (Hwy 153), turn left CR 122, and then park. You’re now in North Fork Baker Canyon where you can snowshoe up CR 122 (North Fork Baker Canyon), which isn’t plowed during the winter, making it a wonderful place to explore.