Unita Basin Complex Snowmobiling
The 3rd most popular snowmobile trail in Utah.
Sunday 10 July 2016 03:44 GMT
North of Vernal and south of the Flaming Gorge, the Unita Basin Snowmobile Complex has groomed trails in the eastern Uinta Mountains at elevations ranging from 6,000 to 10,000 feet. The complex has 6 groomed snowmobile trails totaling 75 miles. There are 6 snowmobiling trailheads in the Unita Basin Complex including: Elk Meadows, East McKee, Flaming Gorge Lodge, Red Canyon Lodge, East Park and Taylor Mountain.
The southern trailhead is located 20 miles north of Vernal on US191.
The northwestern trailhead is located on SR44, south of Manila.
The Don Hatch Trail (B) is a 22 mile route paralleling US44 and meadering through lodgepole pine forests.
The Red Cloud Loop (D) is a 38 mile, well-groomed route through a beautiful mountain region. Grooming starts in early January. Expect moderate to severe drifting. Moose are occasionally sighted on the eastern edge of the loop.
The Taylor Mountain Trail (F) is an 8 mile route. Check on snow depth prior to heading out in dry winters. Watch out for wintering elk and mule deer.
The Bassett Springs Trail (G) is a 13 mile trail accessing play and climbing areas. When the trail descends into Brush Creek it becomes quite narrow and very steep.
Overall, Unita Basin Complex is the 3rd most popular snowmobile trail of all 14 snowmobiling rides in Utah. Several of the better snowmobile trails are nearby Unita Basin Complex including Wolf Creek, Wasatch Mountain Complex and Strawberry Complex.