Turtlehead Peak (6, 323 ft) is located in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and one of the most popular hikes in the park. To reach the trailhead (TH) you must have a timed entry reservation for Red Rocks (get that here), and start hiking early to beat to people all the people and weather. Turtlehead Peak offers amazing views of the entire area, and on a clear day you can even see the Las Vegas Strip!
Idaho's Yur-Treat is located just outside Victor, Idaho on the west side of the Tetons. It's about about 4.5 hours from Salt Lake City and tucked into a small grove of Aspen trees. This tiny 16 foot diameter yurt is great for several reasons. 1) It's dog friendly! A max of 2 dogs are allowed 2) very affordable for a private yurt 3) only 15 minutes away from town 4) amazing access to backcountry skiing and other winter activities (Grand Targhee is about 40 minutes away) 5) no hiking is involved to reach the yurt, only about 150 yards of a walk and 6) you can reserve this yurt on Air B&B year-round so there's no permit or lottery to get it.
Have you ever wanted to hike in the winter but thought, "It's too cold" or "I don't have the gear", or "It's too snowy - let's go next weekend"? Stop making excuses! As long as your have these FOUR "must have" items for winter hiking, you'll stay warm and dry, all while enjoying the beauty of Winter!