Beginners Meadow Nordic

One-way Distance: 0.3 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 9645 - 9683 feet
Cellphone: 1-3 bars
Time: 15 mins.
Trailhead: Winter Sports Area
Fee: none
Attractions: Easy groomed route

Beginners Meadow is located in the Geyser Pass Winter Sports Area of the La Sal Mountains near Moab, Utah. The meadow is located off of the Geyser Pass trail about a quarter mile from the trailhead. A loop can be made by combining the trail around the meadow with a short section of the Geyser Pass trail.

Beginners Meadow begins off of the Geyser Pass trail about a quarter mile from the Winter Sports trailhead. It reconnects with the Geyser Pass trail about 600 feet further east after making a loop around the meadow. This post begins at the point furthest east where Beginners Meadow and Geyser Pass intersect and travels the loop heading back toward the trailhead.

The route the trail takes is marked by blue posts.

The trail is normally groomed and smooth but at times there can be snowmobiles that come plowing through the meadow and roughing it up.

Even experienced cross country skiers might enjoy the trail if not just for a little something else to do then for the incredible views.

There is only about 40 feet of elevation gain overall as the trail loops around the meadow. Of course, there is more than that just getting to the meadow from the trailhead.

Beginners Meadow is a good place to try out snowshoeing or cross country skiing for the first time. Most people like to rent equipment to see how they are going to like the sport. We recommend that first time cross country skiers watch a lot of YouTube videos before their first attempt and then watch them again afterwards. Sometimes it takes a couple of outings before you can really appreciate it. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.