Top 10 Snowmobile Destinations in the US
Even if the snow is piled up past the door, don’t be stuck inside doing a cat puzzle. Take advantage of the days snowed in from work by riding some of the best snowmobiling spots in the US.
Upper Peninsula Michigan
With the snow stretching over 2,500 miles there are countless trails to take through forests, open landscapes of snow, frozen lakes and meadows. The powder of Upper Peninsula is unrivaled in the region and there can be up to 200 inches of snow per year.
Lines get blurred between Canada and the Michigan, but there’s a hard line in the snow that it is a premier spot in the Midwest. With over 6,500 trails interconnecting through Michigan alone, there are a lifetime worth of trails. Visit for the snow in the winter and the Great Lakes in the summer. The season generally starts in November and continue through April depending on the snow season.
Aptly nicknamed Champagne Powder, Steamboat Springs offers pristine conditions for snowmobile trails. Budget willing, shred the Champagne Poweder snowmobiling by day, and ski or snowboard the slopes by night. 8,000 acres and home to Rabbit Ears Pass is regarded as some of top ridable terrain in the country. In the heart of deep pine country the snow will not disappoint.
Embrace the lakes on the west side of Steamboat springs where you can take countless trails to visit 7 major lakes right in one area. Feel free to work your way up and through Rabbit Ears Pass with an elevation of 9,426 ft. Watch out for bison in the area. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Experience great views of Whitefish Mountain and the opportunity to see moose along the trail. Ride along cliff ledges and give yourself a chance to find thrills outside even in the winter months. The terrain can be challenging with steep inclines and declines, sharp turn and no rails.
Ride along perilous cliff ledges to push yourself to the limit. Navigating through the mountains, it will not only provide great views but great rides. This is the premier riding spot in Montana especially as it is located right near Glacier National Park. There are over 200 miles in trails with an extended riding season.
Togwotee Pass has been raked as the best snowmobile terrain in the US due to the combination of terrain, trail, snow and scenery. The area is truly breathtaking. Skiing snowboarding and snowmobiling are all phenomenal options. There are hundreds of miles of trails in Yellowstone National Park. Whether you want to see the Granite Hot Springs, Continental Divide Trail, or Togwotee Pass, This Wyoming spot has opportunities for everyone.
Park CityMore than just a change of pace from skiing in the area. There are over 60,000 acres of open riding providing the most accessible snow in all of Utah. Considered the best snowmobiling in Utah, this offers more snow than you’ll know what to do with. The views from the top of the peaks are awesome Take the trip out to try some great snowmobiling and phenomenal ski and slopes.
From town there are a dozen different routes to ride. The ride is truly picturesque. The only way to see the Rocky Mountains from Park City is through snowmobile riding. The powder slopes are great.
4142 East Chalk Creek Rd. Coalville, UT 840117
This provides the only trial system in California where people can ride without a trail guide. One of only 150 scenic byways around the country, Bear Valley allows people to ride right along it through the pine trees. Take the Lake Alpine Trail to get great views of the lake and the surrounding mountains for your first time. Btw keep your eyes out for bears!
Experience miles of groomed trails through forests and across fields of volcanic lava at elevations between 8,000 to 10,0000 feet. It’s a kinda far drive from the Grand Canyon, but it’s worth it. There are tons of open areas for open riding as well as trails to check out.
This is home of the best snow in Southern Utah. The route can be tight in some areas then opens up to wide meadows. Keep your speed in check on the narrow sections. If you head north on the trails, it will take you to Midway Valley and south will take you to Strawberry Point.
ElkoIt’s been voted as one of the top 10 snowmobile spots in the world by Super Trax Magazine. There are tons of awesome spots including Wild Horse Reservoir, Merrit Mountain, Lamoille Canyon, and Jack Creek. Ride through forests and meadows, as well as up mountains, which have tons of different routes and rides, for whatever skill level you are. All of the trails are outside the city, but Elko is the center hub for all of them.
It is an unencumbered landscape without many others in sight where most trails are not groomed but instead forest service roads and public lands. Elko is the basecamp but you can find Jack’s Peak reaching up to 10,198 feet and the Matterhorn at 10,839 feet.
Vail Pass Recreation Area
This is really easy to get to and is a very popular destination for cross country skiers and snowmobilers. The whole mountain system allows tons of space for everyone where the terrain is phenomenal for snowmobiling providing more technical sections as well as opportunities for people who are just starting out.
Cedar Mountain Snow Mobile Complex
Always bound to have snow during season, it highlights the renowned scenery of Cedar Breaks National Monument. You’ll be hard pressed to find similar scenery in your rides as the full rich color of the famous Utah landscape is on full display. The riding offers trails heading every direction. Check with the US Forest Service to know what trails are open when you go.