Wasatch Mountain State Park has released their schedule and we wanted to make sure we shared all the fun filled events for our readers. Check out the exciting events and mark your calendar accordingly,

Saturday Dec 28, 10 am-12 pm: Wasatch Dog Trot.
Wasatch Mountain State Park is partnering with Paws for Life for the 3nd annual Wasatch Dog Trot. Meet at the Pine Creek Campground parking lot with your dog on a leash for the 2.3 mile loop. End at the Creek Side Yurt for prizes and hot chocolate. This event is free but doggie donations (small dog collars, leashes, harnesses, dog beds, treats and grain free dog food) are gladly accepted.

Friday Jan 3, 6:30 pm: Moonlight Snowshoe Hike Fundraiser with the Friends of Wasatch Mountain State Park.
Meet at the Park Visitors Center. The cost is $7 per person and snowshoes are available for rent at the Visitors Center for $6/pair. Pre-registration required at friendsofwasatch.org. There is a minimum age requirement of 8 years old for participation and all children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets are allowed on the hikes. There will be beginner, intermediate and advanced hikes and people of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. If you can walk, you can learn to snowshoe. Light refreshments will be served after completion of the hikes. It is necessary to limit the number of participants and the hikes fill up fast so make your reservation early.

Saturday Jan 4, 8 am-5 pm: Audubon’s 120th Christmas Bird Count.
Meet at the Visitor Center for this is exciting opportunity for experienced birders, and those interested in learning about birding to participant in the nation’s longest standing citizen science bird project. Be prepared for the weather and bring a lunch or snacks, water, binoculars and your field guide to birds (if you have them).
Saturday Jan 11, 10 am-2 pm: 4th Annual Winter Festival.
Join us for the 4th annual Winter Festival where you can try out XC- skis, snowshoes and fat-tire bike. Learn about all the fun winter activities in the area like snowmobiling, dog sledding and fat tire biking. Enjoy hot food and good company.
Call 435-654-1791 to make your reservations for equipment. Space is limited.

Friday Feb 7, 6:30 pm: Moonlight Snowshoe Hike Fundraiser with the Friends of Wasatch Mountain State Park.
Meet at the Wasatch Mountain State Park Visitors Center. The cost is $7 per person and snowshoes are available for rent at the Visitors Center for $6/pair. Pre-registration required at friendsofwasatch.org. There is a minimum age requirement of 8 years old for participation and all children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets are allowed on the hikes. There will be beginner, intermediate and advanced hikes and people of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. If you can walk, you can learn to snowshoe. Light refreshments will be served after completion of the hikes.
It is necessary to limit the number of participants and the hikes fill up fast so make your reservation early.

Saturday Feb 15, 10 am-1 pm: Tree Snowshoe Hike with Tree Utah
Join TreeUtah and Wasatch Mountain State Park to learn how to identify trees without their leaves on this unique snowshoe tour. Bring a friend, a thermos, and your curiosity! Space is limited. $10 -$20 suggested donation, pay at the event. Snowshoes included. To register go to treeutah.org

Saturday Feb 29, 10 am-1 pm: Track Me If You Can!
Join Wasatch Mountain State park for a morning of snow filled family fun. Learn how to identify animal tracks and other signs they leave behind. Your expert tracking skills will then be put to the test as we snowshoe through the park. Please meet at the Visitor Center and be prepared for cold weather. Bring snowshoes or rent a pair from us for $6/$3.

Saturday Mar 28, 8-10 pm: Kickoff to Dark Sky Week
Bring the whole family to enjoy stargazing! Learn why dark skies are important and how we can protect them. Learn about astronomy with hands-on activities, eat starry treats, and bring your luck for an opportunity drawing.

For more information about Wasatch Mountain State Park and to RSVP for any of these wonderful events call 435-654-1791 or email kathydonnell@utah.gov.