Monday, January 18, 2016

Granite Flats Ski Area

Trailhead Elevation: 6,400
Trail Open To: Classic and Skate
Elevation Gain: 350
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes, in Tibble Fork parking area
Distance: 5 round trip
Time: 2-3 hours
Driving Directions: Take exit 284 in Utah County. Travel east on the Timpanogos Highway (SR 92) to American Fork Canyon USFS fee station. From the Fee Station, travel 4.6 miles to North Fork Rd (SR-144), turn left and continue another 2.4 miles to the Tibble Fork Reservoir restrooms, park here.
Entrance: Walk through the gate, strap on your ski’s and begin the .8 mile ascent to the campground.
Middle: The roads through the campground are a series of loops, so it’s hard to get lost.

Exit: Return the way you came

The Business: Granite Flat campground is closed to snowmobiles and groomed for XC ski. Classic tracks are set where possible. Start with Tree Army loop then take the Barracks and Spike loops. Distance is about 1.7 miles and mostly downhill. Trails are groomed once a week.