PERFECT DAY OF RIDING #4
This is the only ride we take that is south and west of The Cabins at Bear River Lodge. All other rides are to the east. This ride starts 6 miles south of Bear River Lodge. We will either trailer machines to the trailhead or obtain permission from the Forest Service to drive down the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway. From the trailhead, which starts at mile marker 43 on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, we head west up Gold Hill mountain. Again, the views are incredible, and we stop at a small mountain lake, an overview of the Whitney Reservoir, and one of our favorite pine-laced winding trails we call the Old Pine Forest. Truly a fun ride.
This snow-fed lake is home to both Rainbow and Tiger Trout. It is a small shallow lake that is at the base of one of our favorite snowmobile climbing hills – Double Hill. We circle Beaver Lake and then ascend the mountain to climb Double Hill from the south side. Once on top of Double Hill, we have incredible views to the west of the Weber River drainage and Park City, Utah. These views are incredible and a great stopping point to eat our sack lunches.
After lunch, we descend Double Hill to the west and take the Moffit Basin drainage down to the Whitney Ranger Station. This remote cabin is maintained by volunteers and the Forest Service. It sits alongside the West Fork of the Bear River. The cabin is used as a base station for search and rescue. It is kept stocked with firewood, an emergency supply trailer, and bunk beds. This is one of the most frequent and popular stops on our winter snowmobile rides.