With the onset of spring conditions across much of the state, Utah State Parks and Recreation announces an end to its 2012 snowmobile trail grooming season effective March 30.

Utah State Parks operates 13 snowmobile trail groomers on 12 complexes and areas throughout the state, from Logan Canyon to Cedar Mountain.

“Since December, our groomers have maintained more than 25,000 miles of trail,” stated Chris Haller, off-highway vehicle program manager with Utah State Parks. He added that it’s time to wrap up the season as spring conditions are now limiting groomer access.

Haller says great riding opportunities remain available in some high country areas, but he encourages snowmobilers to exercise caution.

“Snowmobilers should avoid areas where avalanche activity has been noted,” said Haller. “We encourage all backcountry users to check avalanche advisories before their trips.” He also recommended everyone know how to use and wear an avalanche beacon, and carry a shovel and probe.

For additional information, visit stateparks.utah.gov/ohv.

Utah State Parks and Recreation administers the state off-highway vehicle program, providing education, access, maintenance, and enforcement.

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