The staging is located at the Forsyth Reservoir just outside Loa.
Road passable only to ATV or Jeep. Some trails that connect with the GWT have 50” restrictions.
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.
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.
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 and fall.
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!
TRAIL COORDINATES / POINTS OF INTEREST
|Name (Click name below to view map)||GPS||Latitiude||Longitude|
|Forsyth Reservoir Staging Area||N 38d31’16” W 111d31’37”||38.521111||-111.526944|
|Hwy 72 Summit Staging Area||N 38d34’53” W 111d28’43”||38.581389||-111.478611|
|GWT Foot Trailhead / Hwy 72||N 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 Trail||N 38d37’59.99″ W 111d31’05”||38.633331||-111.518056|
|Snow Fence Pond||N 38d35’52” W 111d32’40”||38.597778||-111.544444|
|Willies Flat Trailhead||N 38d37’59.99″ W 111d32’43”||38.633331||-111.545278|
|West Tidwell Pond||N 38d37’10” W 111d32’56”||38.619444||-111.548889|
|Danish Meadows Trailhead||N 38d32’26” W 111d31’45”||38.540556||-111.529167|
|Tidwell Road / Hwy 72 Staging Area||N 38d34’11” W 111d30’00”||38.569722||-111.5|
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