Tidwell Slopes
Tidwell Slopes
Tidwell Slopes
Tidwell Slopes Map
Tidwell Slopes
Equipment
This trail has been designed for ATV, and Jeep. 50 restrictions.

Environment
This trail is open year round. The best times to do the trail are spring and fall.

Safety
Be sure to have the proper equipment for any potential weather changes in the forcast.

Trail Tip
Take some time to explore the spur trails. There are many interesting and beautiful sites to see so make the most of your excursion and try to fit a couple in!

Location
The staging is located at the Forsyth Reservoir just outside Loa.

Trail Type
Road passable only to ATV or Jeep. Some trails that connect with the GWT have 50 restrictions.

Distance
The length of this trail varies, depending on what path you choose to do. Keep in mind the size restrictions of the vehicle for certain parts of the trail.

Difficulty  Moderate
Moderate. Some parts are a little more difficult than others, but it is passable through the whole trail.

Description
This trail is rocky with some sandy parts.

Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
Name (Click name below to view map)GPSLatitiudeLongitude
Forsyth Reservoir Staging AreaN 38d31'16" W 111d31'37"38.521111-111.526944
Hwy 72 Summit Staging AreaN 38d34'53" W 111d28'43"38.581389-111.478611
GWT Foot Trailhead / Hwy 72N 38d35'49" W 111d28'04"38.596944-111.467778
The Notch Trailhead (Foot)N 38d36'33" W 111d29'13"38.609167-111.486944
GWT ATV Trail / Last Chance TrailN 38d37'59.99" W 111d31'05"38.633331-111.518056
Snow Fence PondN 38d35'52" W 111d32'40"38.597778-111.544444
Willies Flat TrailheadN 38d37'59.99" W 111d32'43"38.633331-111.545278
West Tidwell PondN 38d37'10" W 111d32'56"38.619444-111.548889
Danish Meadows TrailheadN 38d32'26" W 111d31'45"38.540556-111.529167
Tidwell Road / Hwy 72 Staging AreaN 38d34'11" W 111d30'00"38.569722-111.5
Take in the Views
Take in the Views
The Tidwell Slopes are a series of hills and grassy valleys that are frequently used for summer cattle grazing. Deer and Elk are quite plentiful in this area and may be most visible in early morning and late evenings. The hills offer large patches of open spaces and groves of aspen, pine, and spruce.

Get a Closer Look
There are several inner or outside trails that can be explored. The Great Western Trail connects at the north end of Tidwell Slopes and follows the northeastern edge toward the Geyser Peak trail which is also part of the Great Western Trail.
Get a Closer Look

Do it at Your Own Pace
Do it at Your Own Pace
Points of Interest
5.9 Miles - Hwy 72 Summit Staging Area to GWT/Last Chance Trail
7.6 Miles - Forsyth Reservoir Staging Area to West Tidwell Pond
3.6 Miles - Snow Fence Pond to GWT/Last Chance Trail
5.4 Miles - Tidwell Rd/Hwy 72 Staging Area to GWT/Last Chance Trail
6.3 Miles - Tidwell Rd/Hwy 72 Staging Area to Willie's Flat Trailhead
8.7 Miles - Forsyth Reservoir Staging Area to Willie's Flat Trailhead
12.2 Miles - Forsyth Reservoir Staging Area to GWT/Last Chance Trail


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Tidwell Slopes