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SNOWSHOEING AT OGDEN NORDIC IN NORTH FORK PARK

Ogden Nordic has a system of trails for snowshoeing in North Fork Park!   The trails have been expanded and they are now groomed for use of both fat (snow) bikes and snowshoes.  We have 7 miles of wonderful groomed snowshoeing trails to enjoy at Ogden Nordic. If you are more adventurous, feel free to snowshoe anywhere in the park.  Ogden Nordic also grooms wider trails for skiers, and we ask that you  please stay off the groomed ski trails. Walking on the the groomed ski trails causes damage that can be dangerous to skiers and other users.

A trail pass is required for using the groomed snowshoe trails ($3/person).  Passes can be purchased at the Nordic Center (yurt) located at the South Gate of North Fork Park which is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 4.  On other days please put your payment in the deposit box in front of the yurt.

 Groomed trails are marked on the trail map (in red and yellow) on the large map at the yurt.   A map showing all the snowshoe trails that are groomed is found below.

Trail descriptions:

1)  Pipeline Trail to Mustang Flats loop:  Start on the TRAIL 365 that parallels the main road in front of the yurt.  This trail parallels the road then turns north (about 1/10 mile from the start) and goes into the woods.  This trail crosses the middle gate (mustang flats)ski trail and Just past the crossing, turn right and follow the trail east that parallels the middle gate ski trail.  At the bottom, cross the ski trail and follow the ski trail up the hill back up to the yurt.  This loop is about 1.5 miles)

2)  Pipeline Trail to Mule Ear overlook:  Instead of turning down to the Mustang Flats trail, keep going straight to a point where you will have to go on the ski trail.  Turn RIGHT (north) up the hill, and stay on the far RIGHT side of the trail (avoid the classic ski tracks).  About 2/3 up the hill, cross the ski trail and enter onto the mule ear trail and follow it into the woods.  About 1/10 mile, the trail splits to the right (Mule Ear connector or bypass trail).  Follow the trail straight and climb up through the woods to the the Coldwater Falls overlook (bench) (about 1 mile).  This is an out and back trail.

3) Mule Ear Connector trail:  this trail cuts north across the side of the hill and ends up at the Cutler Ridge ski trail (about 1 mile).   It is an out and back trail, with gentle ups and downs.  It is generally groomed, but is often softer than the lower trails by the yurt.

4)  Trail 365:  Starts at the Nordic Center.  Follow the trail sign at the yurt and head south where there is a sign for the trail on the south west side of the parking area.. The trail meanders through the woods to the south and west of the yurt.. It dips to a small pond then climbs gently up past the corrals and the Ben Lomond trailhead then drops down and crosses the main ski trail and connects to the pipeline trail.  Take a right at the pipeline trail to return to the yurt.  This loop is about 2.8 miles and the trail is generally groomed and firm.

A trail map of the Ogden Nordic Snowshoe Trail System is attached below.

SNOWSHOE RENTALS:   Ogden Nordic rents Snowshoes when the Nordic center is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 to 4.  The cost is $10/person to rent snowshoes.  This cost includes poles.  Please Note:  groups of more than 10 people are asked to rent snowshoes elsewhere on Saturdays, so we can meet the needs of the public coming up to use the trails.

Other places in the area to rent snowshoes and other equipment:

LOCAL WINTER RENTALS

LOCATION

CLASSIC SKIS

SKATE SKIS

SNOWSHOE

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Diamond Peak

2429 N Hwy 158

Eden 84310

801-745-0101

hours:

mon:Sat 8am-8pm

Sun: 8am – 6pm

Adult: $15/day

       $12 extra day

Junior: $10/day

      $8/day extra day

* free Ogden Nordic trail pass with rentals at Diamond Peak

$19/day

Adult:

  $15/day (1-3 days)

  $14/day (4+ days)

Junior: 

  $14/day (1-3 days)

  $8/day (4+ days)

 

 

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Weber State Outdoor Center

4022 Taylor Ave

Ogden 

801-626-6373

hours:

mon-Sat:8am -6pm

Closed Sunday

Adult:

  $14/day

  $10.50 each added day

  $35/weekend (Fri-Mon)

Junior

  $10/day

  $7.50 added day

  $25/weekend (fri-mon)

Not available

Adult:

 $12/day

 $9/ addl day

 $30/weekend (fri-mon)

Junior:

  $10/day

  $ 7.50/ added day

  $25/weekend (fri-mon)

For weekend rentals can return on Monday

Gear 30

1931 Washington

Ogden UT

801-732-5879

hours:

mon-sat:10 am-7pm

Closed Sunday

None

None

$10/24 hr rental

Pick up Saturday can return any time on Monday

The Bike Shoppe

4390 Washington

Ogden UT 

801-476-1600

hours:

mon & Sat: 10-5

Tues-Fri: 10-7

Closed Sunday

None

None

$12/day

$20 for 2 days

$24 for 3 days

$32 for 4 days

poles: add $4/day

 


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