Wheeler Creek to Art Nord (Wheeler Creek Trail)
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 3.6 miles out-and-back
Trailhead: Wheeler Creek
Introduction: This quick trail makes for a pleasant jaunt that begins with a traipse next to half frozen stream and ends with southern views of the steep mountains near Snowbasin Ski resort. Families and children sled down the hill near the Art Nord trailhead, and the accessibility of both trailheads makes it easy to shuttle or do a quick out-and-back.
Directions From Salt Lake City take I-15 North to the 12th street exit in Ogden. Head East on 12th street all the way to the mouth of the canyon and keep going east. Head up Ogden Canyon S.R. 39 for 6 miles. Wheeler Creek Trailhead sits just below Pineview Dam on the south side of the road. Parking available at the trailhead.
Trail Description: From the gate and kiosk at the trailhead, snowshoe next to Wheeler Creek on the closed service road. The creek, for which the trailhead is named, sits beautiful in frozen winter crystals and runs north in the opposite direction to which you are heading along the trail. One mile up the trail, a sign on your right announces that you need to head down to stay on the main Wheeler Creek trail. Do not head down, rather stay on the service road. The Art Nord trailhead is another .8 miles from this point. The trail is easy to decipher because it follows a wide summer road and is well used by winter recreationalists.
If you want to carpool, put where you are at in the comments and we can see about organizing some.
Recommended equipment Snowshoes, tracks or snow boots, Dress in layers, sun glasses, beani, sun screen!!, water, snacks, gloves, camera