Although many come to Scofield simply to relax and retreat, Scofield Mountain Estates offers unlimited opportunities for exciting recreation. The following are a few of the many popular activities enjoyed by fun seekers:

Boating, Wake-boarding, Water-skiing, Tubing, Swimming, and Canoeing

Scofield Reservoir is a popular location for various water sports. Your family will enjoy the 2,800 acres of open waters as you play in this scenic reservoir. A Boat launch is located in the state park on the lake’s north-east side (see map below). Here’s a link to the State Park.

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Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Motorcycling, and ATVs

Adjoining Scofield Mountain Estates on the west is the 1,413,111 acre Manti-La Sal National Forest and its miles of trails. Your family will have many exciting hours exploring this beautiful, vast national forest. Access is located on the west side of the reservoir up Pondtown Creek or Fish Creek (see map below). An 8.5 x 11 trail map of the Manti-La Sal is also available here. (4 MB Printable PDF file) or contact the National Forest Supervisor’s Office at (801) 637-2817.

Lake and Stream Fishing

Scofield Reservoir is one of Utah’s favorite fishing reservoirs. Stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout, there are many opportunities to catch dinner for the family. You will also enjoy stream fishing in the local favorite Pondtown Creek and Upper Fish Creek (see map below). Here’s a link to the fishing conditions.

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Hunting and Photographing Wildlife

Scofield Mountain Estates is home to some of the largest wildlife in Utah. The stealthy photographer will enjoy capturing shots of the elk, deer, and moose located in the nearby mountains and valleys. Adjacent properties are part of the Scofield West Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU).

Winter Activities

Winter is also a great time to visit your cabin at Scofield Mountain Estates to play in the snow. You can go snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing; or you can just sit in your cabin and enjoy your cozy fire while sipping hot cocoa. Click here for a map of the snowmobile trails in the national forest.

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Snow Skiing

There’s a reason why Utah is known for “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” Scofield is only about 2 hours from most Salt Lake City and Park City ski resorts. Sundance ski resort is the closest and is only about an hour and a half away from the Reservoir. View the Utah ski conditions.

Other Nearby Attractions

Known for its majestic national parks, Utah holds many national treasures, and Scofield is only 2 and a half hours away from Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. These scenic parks have some of the most spectacular rock formations, including Utah’s famous delicate arch (right). Moab is the mountain biker, Jeep rider, rock climber mecca. It also hosts many art festivals, and a popular half-marathon each year. Please visit Moab Utah to see all the other activities, hotels, and restaurants they have to offer.

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About the Area of Scofield

Scofield Mountain Estates, itself, sits between the eastern boarder of the Manti-La Sal National Forest and the western boarder of Scofield state park and is about one hour driving distance from Provo and an hour and a half from Salt Lake City. The lake itself is about 2,800 acres of open water (aprox. 4 square miles, one mile wide and four miles long) and is about 7,600 feet above sea level. The water temperatures in this mountain lake roughly range from 50 degrees in May to 70 degrees in August. Lake levels vary throughout the year depending on winter snowfall, rain, and droughts. Summers are great for water skiing and other water sports. The lake has two boat launches as seen on the map below by two black dots that go into the water. Nearest services are the following:

Nearest Gas Station: Snack & Pack run by the friendly Jim Levanger, Scofield, 15 minutes
Nearest Market: Workman’s Market, Helper (towards price on highway 96) 35 minutes
Nearest Grocery Store: Albertson’s Supermarket, Price, 40 minutes
Nearest Movie Theater: Price, 3 theaters, 40 minutes
Nearest Golf Course: Price Country Club (open to public), Price, 40 minutes