The Wasatch Mountains
Just 20 minutes outside of Salt Lake City lie Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon. Full of ski resorts, hikes and adventures, we explored these National Forests provide countless photo opportunities. If planning your own trip, the new Summit Lodge at Snowbird offers excellent views of the Wasatch Mountain range in every direction with an affordable $16 tram ride to the top. The Bell Canyon Trail located in Sandy and Guardsman Pass trails at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon provided some of the great winter snowshoeing adventures in the photo recap.
Snow covered trees stand tall above the clouds at Snowbird Resort in the Wasatch Mountains.
Trekking out to find fresh turns at Alta Ski Resort – Catherine’s Area
An hour north of Salt Lake City lies Antelope Island. Antelope Island holds populations of bighorn sheep, American bison, coyotes, bobcat, and millions of waterfowl. The bison were introduced to the island in 1893, and Antelope Island Bison Herd has proven to be a valuable genetic pool for bison breeding and conservation purposes. It also holds some incredible geological features, including mountains and few trees. We took trips to White Rock Bay and the Frary Peak Trail for this trip to Antelope Island.
Overlooking White Rock Bay
Watching Frary Peak at Sunset
Willard Peak at Sunset from the Antelope Island Causeway