Here is a list of hikes that can be done in the winter in Utah! Many people give up hiking when the weather gets cold, but it is a beautiful time to hike. It’s peaceful and there is nothing quite like a frozen waterfall. This post below gives all the tips and tricks if you have never hiked in the winter or want extra info:
Winter Hiking – All You Need to Know
Other than layers of warm clothing and wool socks, the one must-have item for winter hiking is microspikes for traction on the ice and snow.
Winter Hiking Safety
There are some trails that are in avalanche areas, so be sure to check https://utahavalanchecenter.org/ before you go to make sure you’ll be safe.
Some trails lend themselves well to sledding on the way back down!
These trails are from north to south within each of the counties. At the bottom, I have additional links for things to see in the winter, like frozen bubbles, ice stacks, and seeing winter animals.
Click on the link to get all the details.
Salt Lake County Winter Hikes
Miller Park and Bonneville Glen in Winter
Thaynes Canyon / Desolation Loop in Winter
Salt Lake Overlook in Millcreek Canyon
Silver Lake, Brighton
Donut Falls in Winter (possible avalanche area near falls)
Gloria Falls in Winter (After Gloria Falls is buried, you can still do most of the trail)
Bells Canyon Waterfall in Winter
Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge in Winter
Utah County Winter Hikes
Horsetail Falls Northside Route
Tibble Fork Loop / Tibble Fork Trail in Winter
Alpine Loop Road in Winter
Timpanogos Falls in Winter (avalanche area)
Stewart Falls (avalanche area – only go when the risk is low)
Red Ledges and Diamond Fork Arch
Davis County Winter Hikes
Weber County Winter Hikes
Wasatch & Summit Winter Hikes
Other Points of Interest in Winter
Mirabilite at the Great Salt Lake
Bird Watching at Farmington Bay
Tibble Fork Reservoir in Winter