If you’re looking for the best snowmobiling in the US, you’ve come to the right place. We’re sharing our top 10 editors' picks and might be slightly biased on the #1 spot 🙂. Each place shared below is stunning, with many other outdoor activities and lodging for a long getaway with family, friends, or both. Get ready for your next adventure!
1. Heber Valley, Utah
It’s no surprise that Utah is our number-one destination for snowmobiling. An hour from the Salt Lake City metropolis, Daniels Summit Lodge, and Resort boasts over 200 miles of connected trails with 32 miles specifically groomed for our guests. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned rider, our friendly staff is here to help you explore the amazing wilderness through deep, powdery snow.
2. West Yellowstone, Montana
Nestled as a part of the iconic Yellowstone National Park, West Yellowstone offers very extensive and well-maintained trails for snowmobilers. There is a variety of terrain in this part of Montana, from smooth trails to challenging mountainous areas. With the elevation and being in the Rocky Mountains it is an ideal area for riding in the winter season. Be sure to check out yellowstonevacations.com for snowmobile rentals and much more.
3. Island Park, Idaho
They say Island Park has one of the best-groomed trail systems in the world for snowmobiles. It’s a perfect destination for those who want a nice long ride within 950 miles of groomed trails. The area also offers many snowmobiling styles including boondocking, hill banging, and steep and deep. The snowmobile top speed limit here is 45 miles per hour.
4. Rangeley Lakes, Maine
Maine isn’t only a popular destination for the best Lobster in the US, it’s also a great state for snowmobiling. The Rangely Lakes Region has trails that are connected to all directions of a compass. You can ride to New Hampshire or take a groomed trail into Canada. All snowmobiles must be registered in the state of Maine, which is not a problem for vacationers looking for rentals. Check out these Rangeley Snowmobile rentals.
5. Togwotee Pass, Wyoming
Togwotee Pass has an elevation of over 9,000 feet and is well-known for its stunning landscapes and recreational activities, especially in the wintertime. In the winter, there’s an abundant amount of snowfall, making the pass a perfect place for snowmobile enthusiasts. Adventure through 600 miles of groomed trails and wide-open meadows in this wonderland. Search available rentals at Togwotee Mountain Lodge.
6. Upper Peninsula, Michigan
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources helps maintain some thousands of miles of groomed trails in the Upper Peninsula area. The season generally starts in December and goes through March, with heavy snowfall. Be sure to check out information on the Iron Dog Brigade trails named after the club itself.
7. Aroostook County, Maine
This northernmost part of Maine is a sure haven for snowmobilers and the like. With an extensive trail system, reliable snowfall, and breathtaking winter scenery, this area of Maine attracts enthusiasts from all over the country, and the world. As a trail rider, you’ll find yourself or a group passing through forests, fields, and even frozen waterways. Visit towns such as Presque Isle, Fort Kent, and Caribou that offer plenty of snowmobile-friendly accommodations, including dining and other amenities.
8. Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada
Located on the border of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a well-known destination for its beautiful landscape and outdoor activities including snowmobiling. There are several areas for snowmobiling around Lake Tahoe including the Lake Tahoe Basin, Truckee, and the nearby Tahoe National Forest. Get lost (not like for real lost) in the wonder and excitement of this breathtaking area around a majestic lake. Browse the Tahoe Snowmobiles website for more information on snowmobile rentals, lodging, and other outside fun.
9. Grand Lake, Colorado
A charming mountain town located on the western edge of the great Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake is a popular destination for most outdoor fun including snowmobiling. Through national forests with high-altitude terrain, this area features a well-groomed trail system suitable for snowmobilers of varying skill levels. Take in panoramic views at high elevations all while enjoying the thrilling ride. Grand Adventures is your go-to hookup for snowmobile rentals here in this area of Colorado.
10. Cooke City, Montana
Last but not least, Cooke City, Montana is a small town near Yellowstone National Park's northeast entrance. The area is renowned for its stunning mountainous landscapes and is a popular gateway to backcountry adventures like snowmobiling. This area is part of the Gallatin National Forest with a vast trail system that provides some especially challenging terrain. Take a guided snowmobile tour with family and friends through this destination created for the explorer at heart. Check out Beartooth Rentals (cool name, we know) for vehicles and gear.
There you have it, our top 10 editors’ picks on where you can find the best snowmobiling experiences in the United States. Be sure to bookmark and come back to this page as it may be updated with new information yearly.