Utah is emerging from a long wet winter. Snow packs are at record levels. The spring melt is coming slowly because of an extra wet and cold spring. Wet weather and snow melt is expected to continue for a while, and I am betting a long while. With that in mind Loyal Clark of the Uinta, Wasatch-Cache National Forest reminds us that we impact trails when riding or walking through them, creating holes and ruts in the trail during the snow melt.
While most of the higher elevation trails are still under snow, some trails accessed via the Alpine Loop will be affected by a wet weather trail closure this spring. Users should watch for posted closure signs, or contact the Pleasant Grove Ranger District office, 801-785-3563, for current trail closures.
Read all of Clark’s tips here.
Remember the Following Tips:
- Be responsible and stay off trails when they are too wet to ride.
- Research trail conditions and current closures before you head out.
- If you find yourself on a trail that is too wet, turn around and find an alternate route.
- This information doesn’t just apply to the spring, after rain storms and late fall are other times when trail conditions may not be right for riding.