Trail type
Loop
Distance
0.00 mi (0.00 km)
Warming hut
No
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Tanners Flat is normally a campground in the summer months, but in winter it is a great place to snowshoe and cross-country ski. Little Cottonwood Creek runs along the southern side of the campground, and granite stones provide some really fun crossing opportunities with minimal risk beyond a wet boot. This area is not groomed, but the roads that crisscross the campground become snow-covered paths that cut through the otherwise thick forest. Moose frequent the area, so stay alert, but you can also see rabbits and porcupine scurrying around if you keep your eyes peeled. Stay close to the river to see the various small waterfalls that look particularly good after a snow storm. The trick here is not expect long distances in straight lines; rather, circle back with the camp roads and find new routes over the river and through the woods. The main path gives you about a quarter mile of clear and straight paths before it doubles back and cuts into the heart of the campground. The roads and campsites act as paths through the trees, but this is more of a free-roaming spot than a "track" or a "loop." Either way it's a really fun and dynamic spot. If you continue to head up canyon past the campground you will hit a large boulder field. Be extra aware of your footing and where you step if you enter this area.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Close to town. Low traffic. Wildlife.

Cons

Road noise. Not very large.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

7,219.00 ft (2,200.35 m)

Net Elevation Gain

80.00 ft (24.38 m)

Features

Waterfalls
Cross-country skiing

Location

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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