Powder Mountain Resort is inviting local residents to celebrate this week’s Fourth of July holiday as well as the rest of the summer and fall by enjoying some of the scenic and refreshingly cool summer recreation activities the mountain resort has to offer. The weather is typically 15 degrees cooler than down the mountain.


With a network of trails that circumnavigate the mountain, Powder Mountain offers many different hiking possibilities. From the Powder Mountain Lodge, head up Lightning Ridge and continue on to James Peak for breathtaking views of Ogden and Cache valleys. Or enjoy an four-mile roundtrip excursion. Starting at Hidden Lake parking lot, head south to White Pine, where you can look out on beautiful Pineview Reservoir and into Monte Cristo. Or use our network of trails to discover your own views of the beautiful mountain and valley.

Bird Watching

Within the quiet setting of the Powder Mountain trails, come see the red tail Hawks,sSparrow hawks, bald eagles, barn owls, screech owls, blue grouse, mountain and valley quails that inhabit the mountain.

Mountain Biking

While not lift-served, there are numerous service roads and double track trails that offer spectacular views of Monte Cristo, Cache Valley and Ogden Valley. On a clear day, you can gaze across four states (WY, ID, NV, UT) from Hidden Lake. From expert to beginner trails and services roads, Powder Mountain has mountain biking terrain for every level.

Wildlife Photography

Deer, elk, moose, red tail fox, coyote, mountain lion, bobcat, mink, black bear, raccoon, badger, porcupine and beaver are just some of the variety of wildlife that you can capture on film at Powder Mountain. And if you look closely in the streams, you will see Bonneville cutthroat trout, native to Utah, and only found in high elevation select locations.

Wild Flowers

When the heat of the summer wilts the flowers down in the valleys, up in the cool air of the mountain the wild flowers thrive all summer long. Indian paint brush, bluebells and columbines paint the spectacular open meadows with bursting color.

Kite Flying

Powder Mountain is one of the nation’s premier locations for snowkiting. Why not take advantage of some of the resort’s open spaces to fly a sled, box or traditional diamond kite. Children of all ages can enjoy the swooping and soaring of kite flying in a magnificent setting.


Nothing says Independence Day like food! Bring a basket of fried chicken, potato salad and lemonade, and feast among the wildflowers and pine trees. Add a quick hike from the Hidden lot, over to Sunrise Ridge and up Cobabe Canyon for a spectacular view of Cache Valley.

Restrooms are available Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) 8AM – 5PM at the Timberline Main Lodge.

About Powder Mountain Resort

Located on the Wasatch Mountain range in scenic Northern Utah, Powder Mountain Resort encompasses almost 8,000 acres of pristine wilderness. The resort offers excellent winter recreation opportunities, including 5,500 acres of skiable terrain—the most in North American—snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. In both 2006 and 2007, SKI Magazine rated Powder Mountain in the top two for snow quality. Plans to grow the resort into a world-class destination are already underway. While maintaining the character of the mountain, the new Powder Mountain will add fine dining and entertainment, and year-round recreation activities like golf, horseback riding, hiking and biking to its already outstanding winter sport offerings—all in a picturesque mountain resort setting.