West Yankee Fork–Crimson Lake

Stanley, Idaho

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Crimson Lake is one of the finest lakes in the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness. It has a rugged setting, colorful peaks, and big trout. The long hike to the lake itself is worth it.
Backpacking Idaho

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Backpacking Idaho

by Ralph and Jackie J. Maughan and Luke Kratz (Falcon Guides)

Crimson Lake is one of the finest lakes in the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness. It has a rugged setting, colorful peaks, and big trout. The long hike to the
lake itself is worth it.

© 2015 Ralph and Jackie J. Maughan and Luke Kratz/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Stanley
Distance: 20
Elevation Gain: 1,750 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3-4 days
Season: Mid-July through mid-September
Trailhead Elevation: 6,580 feet
Top Elevation: 8,330 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Challis Ranger District; (208) 879-4100
Local Maps: USGS East Basin Creek, Knapp Lakes, Mt. Jordan, and Sunbeam ID
Driving Directions: Directions to West Yankee Fork–Crimson Lake

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