This trail has been designed for ATV,
and Jeep. 50” restrictions.
This trail is open year round. The
best times to do the trail are spring
Be sure to have the proper
equipment for any potential weather
changes in the forcast.
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!
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.
This trail is rocky with some sandy parts.
Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
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.
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