OGDEN -- Ogden District Ranger Robbin Redman announced that all trails in the Wheeler Creek area near Snow Basin ski resort are closed to all uses until further notice. The closure includes Wheeler Creek, Ice Box, Ogden Valley Overlook, Sardine Peak, Wheeler Creek East Fork and Wheeler Creek Middle Fork.
The closure will prevent rutting on the trail surfaces. The ground is saturated from spring storms and runoff, and soil conditions are very unstable. Routes will be opened when they are safe and dry enough to support trail uses. Citations for illegal travel will be issued and can carry penalties of a $175 to $5,000 fine and/or up to six months in jail.