Powder-ﬁlled mountainsides, tree skiing, tremendous views, and relatively easy
access—Picnic Canyon has everything you could want in a backcountry tour. Plus,
there’s a sweet public cabin below the best ski terrain where you can have lunch,
escape nasty weather, or even stay the night. The prize line is a 1200-foot northwest
face called Cabin Run, where you’ll want to farm powder all day. As is always the
case with the Oquirrh Mountains, private property is everywhere, so obey all NO
TRESPASSING signs. At the end of Ophir Canyon Road, ﬁnd the trailhead by immediately crossing the creek. The start is marked by a NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES sign. At this point, the trail
crosses through private property, so stay on the designated trail.
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