Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Snow Trail
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
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Location: 8 miles west of Red Lodge, MT., In Custer National Forest, 8 mi. W of Red Lodge on West Fork Rock Creek Road.
Drive north on US Hwy 212 towards Red Lodge for 0.3 miles. Turn west (left) onto the West Fork Rd and drive 2.8 miles. Stay to the left (follow signs) and continue on the West Fork Rd. Drive 4.1 miles to Basin Lakes trailhead on your left.
Basin Trailhead provides access to Basin Lakes National Recreation Trail (# 61) and the west side of the Silver Run Trail (# 102) via the Basin Spur Trail (# 61A). There is ample parking and a vault toilet at the trailhead.
Basin Lakes National Recreation Trail (# 61) is 4 miles long. The trail is a steady forested climb to upper and lower Basin Lakes passing a waterfall along the way. Lower Basin Lake is partially covered with lily pads and Upper Basin Lake offers scenic views of the surrounding mountains.
Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil
Average Grade: 5%
Maximum Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 6,902
Elevation High Point: 9,000
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1979
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: USFS Trail Details
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Beartooth Ranger District
HC 49 Box 3420
Red Lodge , MT 59068
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