Skyline Drive South / Joes Valley Complex

Avalanche Forecast Center
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Local conditions and grooming
Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation
  • 1-800-OHV-RIDE (1-800-648-7433)
  • 801-538-7433 (Salt Lake City area)
Utah Department of Transportation
Road Conditions Manti-LaSal National Forest

Price Ranger District
  • 435-637-2817
Ferron Ranger District
  • 435-384-2372
Sanpete Ranger District
  • 435-283-4151

The plateau above Ephraim, Manti, and Mayfield (Twelvemile) canyons provides excellent snowmobiling from November to April and connects with the Joes Valley and Ferron areas.

This complex is in close proximity to the popular Scofield/Skyline Drive snowmobile trail (located to the north) and provides access to open riding opportunities rising above 10,000 feet. This central Utah complex is located away from the major population centers of the Wasatch Front and offers generally uncrowded riding conditions. The varied terrain makes this a perfect destination whether you want to follow a groomed trail or glide through open fields of fresh powder.

Below are some specific items of interest about the trails included in the Skyline South Snowmobile Complex. Check with local U.S. Forest Service offices for guides and travel maps of ungroomed trails and other areas open to snowmobile use.

Joes Valley Trail (A)
This wide, flat 18.4-mile trail is an excellent choice for a family snowmobile outing. With varied terrain throughout the trail, everyone can find something to their liking. The trail follows the Miller Flat Road between Joess Valley and Huntington reservoirs along the contours of the eastern slope of Middle Mountain. The canyon location of the trail provides for few surprises, yet allows ample opportunity for all to try their skills at the moderate hill climbing found along the trail. Wintering elk can often be observed in the trees and on the hillsides near the midpoint of the trail.

Middle Mountain Trail (B)
Following the contours of the western slope of Middle Mountain, the many twists and turns of the Middle Mountain Trail are in sharp contrast with the relatively straight lines of the Joe's Valley Trail. This tree-lined trail is generally protected from severe weather and allows for some outstanding scenic views and vistas. This stretch is ideal for the trail rider, as off-trail play opportunities are limited by dense vegetation. During wet winters when ample snow falls, the Middle Mountain Trail and Joes Valley Trail are connected at both ends, allowing for a tremendous variety of riding opportunities.

Skyline South Map Key
A. Joe's Valley 18.4 Miles
B. Middle Mountain 7.8 Miles

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