Tag Archives: Winter Activities

Mount Ogden Park

3144 Taylor Ave
Ogden, Utah 84403

Mount Ogden Park is reservable and offers lots of green shady spots for picnics and plenty of grassy area for field games. It offers a large picnic shelter with barbecue grill in addition to individual tables. Soccer fields with goal posts and off street parking is available. This park has a newer wood chip filled playground and is a good place for group picnics. Sleigh riding, snow boarding, tubing and cross country skiing are popular on the neighboring golf course. Restroom facilities and drinking water are also available. With the Mt. Ogden Golf Course right next door, make this your picnic stop after the company scramble. Park includes tennis courts and a small gazebo.

….Click, Drag & Drop Gold Person (top left corner) for Panoramic View. It’s Fun!

Spruces Campground

Spruces Campground is a Utah favorite for winter sports like sledding, tubing, and snowshoeing. Hiking and mountain biking are popular summer activities on canyon trails, including the Donut Falls Trail, which begins in the nearby Jordan Pines Campground. Fly-fishermen enjoy casting on Big Cottonwood Creek.

Spruces Campground

Big Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121

(385) 273-1100

Snow Sledding & Tubing Map with Locations

Lindsey Gardens Park

This park has the steepest hills in town for Sledding and Snow Tubing, not to mention a good view of the city but its south-facing slopes can melt away quickly if the sun follows a snowstorm.


Google Street View

Salt Lake City Parks

Lindsey Gardens Park
426 M St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(801) 972-7800

Snow Sledding & Tubing Map with Locations

El Monte Golf Course

1300 Valley Drive
Ogden, UT 84401
(801) 629-0694

El Monte Golf Course Sledding & Tubing in Ogden, UtahHills for Sledding and Snow Tubing during winter months.

El Monte Golf Course is a 9-hole classic parkland layout situated at the mouth of Ogden Canyon. The significant feature of the golf course is a pair of large Fremont Cottonwood trees that are in the middle of the first fairway and the historic clubhouse. The golf course is suitable for beginners and can be challenging for the very skilled player. The stone clubhouse sits 80 feet above the golf course and offers beautiful views of the golf course and canyon. The clubhouse was built during the Great Depression with stone that was quarried down by the Ogden River and is one of only 13 golf course clubhouses in the country that are recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. El Monte Golf Course has hosted the popular El Monte Four-Ball Tournament annually on July 24th since 1936.

….Click, Drag & Drop Gold Person (top left corner) for Panoramic View. It’s Fun!

Mountain Dell Golf Course

Mountain Dell Golf Course, Parley's Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah, Snow Tubing, Sledding, Winter Activities, Summer Activities, Family

The Mountain Dell Course situated 16 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City and at an altitude of 6,000 feet above sea level, offer 36 holes of breathtaking views and frequent glimpses of wildlife such as moose, deer, elk, eagles, hawks, badgers, squirrels, and an occasional cougar. The higher elevation provides ideal summer golfing conditions. The Canyon Course stretches up the eastern mountain from the clubhouse approximately four miles before looping back. The Lake Course features narrow, rolling fairways and dramatic tee shots over deep ravines and water.

Winter Activities

Mountain Dell Golf Course is many of Utah family’s traditional Snow Tubing, Sledding and Cross Country Skiing areas.  It is usually jam-packed, but free (though parking is always difficult). It has a few really long runs too; fun to go down, long to hike back up.

Mountain Dell Golf Course
Parleys Canyon, I-80, Exit #134
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
(801) 582-3812

Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, Utah

20140118_115359 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahToday I begin my walk at Germania Park, 5400 South Murray Pkwy Ave (about 1100 W).  It’s a sunny January Saturday, 37 degrees with snow still on the ground. I’m going to first cross the river to take a look at the leash free dog park then I’ll head north.

Click, Drag & Drop Gold Person (top left corner) for Panoramic View. It’s Fun!

Jordan River Parkway, Murray, UtahGoogle Earth Map of my walk, how cool is that!

20140118_115531 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBridge to cross the Jordan River to Millrace Park in Taylorsville

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20140118_115855 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOff-leash Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah

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Leash-Free Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah

20140118_134756 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahKids playground at Millrace Park in Taylorsville, Utah

20140118_120133 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahEquestrian Trail for riding horses at this section of Jordan River Parkway

20140118_121024 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahRestrooms not open here in winter like they were at Winchester Park in Murray, Utah. Picnic pavilion, children playground and grass sports field here.

20140118_121343 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahLarge Sports Field with Wasatch Mountains in background

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20140118_122431 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahTrail Runners enjoying the January Utah Sun

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20140118_122629 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahMurray City plows the snow on the trail in winter. Can you believe it!

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20140118_123025 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOverlook Point to view the Marshlands

20140118_123147 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOutdoor Amphitheater for summer performances

20140118_123201 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahJordan River Marshlands

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20140118_123327 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBeautiful frozen ponds in Marshlands

20140118_123452 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahEarly Utah Pioneers – Snarr Settlement

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20140118_124315 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBeautiful view of the Jordan River

20140118_124603 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahWalkway to protect the Marshlands

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20140118_125254 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahTurnaround point for the day.  4800 S Murray Taylorsville Rd. Just shy of 2 miles.

20140118_125845 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOn my return headed south. Grab a few new light photo’s.

20140118_130112 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahMagical Trees! There’s something special about a leafless winter tree.

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Another one of those birdhouses in a wickedly awesome tree

20140118_133521 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahCreekside Petroglyph Mural to reduce graffiti. Neat idea!

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20140118_133942 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahRiver Reflection Time

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20140118_134314 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBoat loading dock for floating the Jordan River

20140118_134407 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahJanuary Horse Riding Girl