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Clair Tappaan Lodge (Sierra Club)

19940 Donner Pass Road, Norden, California 95724 | 800-679-6775
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Type: Sports, Animals, Nature & Gardens, and Hiking & Walking
Ages: Ages 6 — adult
Cost: $$$
Hours of operation: varies

Clair Tappaan Lodge is a rustic mountain lodge nestled in the Sierra Nevada of California at the top of Donner Pass. Built by Sierra Club volunteers in the 1930s, the lodge is an excellent home base for year-round recreation.  In the winter, the lodge is a base for snowshoeing cross country skiing and backcountry skiing and riding for teens and adults.  In the summer, the lodge offers hiking, biking, rock-climbing, and swimming.  It is also a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the wildflowers.  These are activities that can be enjoyed by any age group.

In the winter, the lodge offers many activities -
- backcountry snowshoeing tours 
distance/elevation gain/duration - 3 miles / 500 feet / 3 - 4 hours  
Tour level of difficulty - Beginner  
Minimum Age - 12  
Minimum # of Participants - 5  
Maximum # of Participants - 13 Tour Price - $15 -
- Backcountry Nordic (cross country) ski tours
Tour level of difficulty - Intermediate  
Minimum Age - 14  
Minimum # of Participants - 5  
Maximum # of Participants - 13  
Tour Price - $25 - Reservations Required  
Other Tours:
- Castle Peak Backcountry Ski/Ride Tour
- Silver Peak Backcountry Ski/Ride Tour
Visit their website for tour details.

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