If you like sledding, you’ll love snow tubing. Ride a moving sidewalk up a hill 10 stories high and then soar back down on a specially designed inner tube. Once you get to the bottom, do it all over again. There are steeper chutes for the more daring and easier chutes for those looking for a more laid-back ride. At Elm Creek in Maple Grove, all of the tubing lanes are designed for safety and fun. All you need are warm winter clothes—Three Rivers supplies the rest.

Tubing Hill Conditions

The tubing hill at Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area is closed for the season.

Hours & Rates

Check tubing hill hours, and see rates for daily and 10-pack pass packages. Take 50 percent off on Wednesdays!

Rules and Guidelines

Riders must be at least 36" tall or 4 years of age.

A waiver is required. Download the tubing waiver.

Watch a Video About Tubing at Elm Creek

Group standing with their tubes


The tubing hill is the perfect place for a group outing. Think of Three Rivers when planning your next scout, school, business, church or youth event. For groups of 30 or more, reservations are recommended to make sure there are enough tubes available. Call 763.694.7894 two weeks in advance for hours and special pricing.

Tax-exempt Groups

To qualify for tax-exempt pricing outside of a group reservation, you must have a tax exemption certificate (ST3) on file with the Three Rivers Parks Reservation Office prior to your visit or provide one to Elm Creek Park Reserve the day of your visit.

Other things to do

Downhill Ski Area

Downhill and Telemark Skiing

Skier mule kicking in the air

Hyland Hills Ski Area and the Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek offer downhill ski areas for all skill levels, from training hills to Olympic-level training jumps. The downhill ski areas feature snowmaking and well-groomed hills for unbeatable winter fun.

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

Skier on trail

Three Rivers features 70 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails at various locations. Trails are available for skiers of all skill levels. Don't forget to check trail conditions before you head out.



girl sledding on her stomach with her arms extended like an airplane

It’s easy to feel like a kid again in Three Rivers, where you'll find some of the best sledding hills in town. Just bundle up and grab a sled for hours of exhilarating fun.



Snowboarder in the air

Snowboarding is just one more way you can enjoy the wintry Minnesota outdoors. From group or private lessons to equipment rental to impeccably groomed hills for every skill level, the Hyland Hills Ski Area and the Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek have everything you need to carve up the slopes. 



Girl running on snowshoes

Three Rivers offers trails of varying difficulty for snowshoers of all skill levels. It’s a great way for the entire family to take in the scenes of a Minnesota winter.

Play Area

Play Areas

Colorful play area with slides and climbing strutures

Create new memories at our play areas. Three Rivers has multiple areas designed for varying ages and abilities where toddlers to teens can let their imagination run wild. Monkey business never sounded so fun.