Basin Lake

photo: Basin Lake. Photo by USFS.

Length: 4.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Snow Trail
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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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.
State(s): Montana
Counties: Carbon
Longitude: -109.38944
Latitude: 45.15916

Driving Directions

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The trail in Lodgepole pine forest follows routes used for horse logging in the early 1900s and serves as access to upper and lower basin lakes.

Additional Details

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:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Information contact:
Babette Anderson

Trail management:
Allie Wood
Beartooth Ranger District
HC 49 Box 3420
Red Lodge , MT 59068
(406) 446-2130



Basin Lake. Photo by USFS.

Basin Lake. Photo by USFS.


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