Circle the Snowies

From the timbered slopes of the north side to the dry grassy meadows in the south, a trip around the Big Snowies can give you a whole new appreciation for the familiar range near town. A great way to circle the Snowies is by starting on upper Spring Creek, traveling to Heath, then getting on Red Hill Road near East Fork Reservoir. Follow Red Hill through the foothills and over the Big-Little Snowy Divide. At the T in the road, head west toward Judith Gap. The road parallels the south side of the range and offers access to Swimming Woman Canyon and Timber Creek, both of which are great spots to stop for a picnic. From Judith Gap, you can take the highway back to town or continue exploring backroads as you wind your way home.