Hellroaring Plateau

Red Lodge , Montana

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This is a short, mostly off-trail trip into a high-elevation basin filled with lakes. The Rock Creek area is the last stop before driving up the world-famous switchbacks to the top of Beartooth Pass and into Wyoming. Actually, there are two trailheads—Glacier Lake and Hellroaring—in the area, both accessed from the Forest Service campgrounds at the base of Beartooth Pass. Day hikers can camp at one of the three vehicle campgrounds and go to Hellroaring Lakes and Glacier Lake on extended one-day outings. The trails in this area are great for learning to explore the high country with a topographic map and compass, and they are especially well suited for hikers who aren’t in top physical condition. Many lakes and other scenic areas can be reached within a few miles of the trailhead. The climbs are steep but not extended.
Best Easy Day Hikes Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness

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Best Easy Day Hikes Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness

by Bill Schneider (Falcon Guides)

This is a short, mostly off-trail trip into a high-elevation basin filled with lakes.

The Rock Creek area is the last stop before driving up the world-famous switchbacks to the top of Beartooth Pass and into Wyoming. Actually, there are two trailheads—Glacier Lake and Hellroaring—in the area, both accessed from the Forest Service campgrounds at the base of Beartooth Pass. Day hikers can camp at one of the three vehicle campgrounds and go to Hellroaring Lakes and Glacier Lake on extended one-day outings.

The trails in this area are great for learning to explore the high country with a topographic map and compass, and they are especially well suited for hikers who aren’t in top physical condition. Many lakes and other scenic areas can be reached within a few miles of the trailhead. The climbs are steep but not extended.

© 2015 Bill Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Red Lodge
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Local Maps: USGS Black Pyramid Mountain; RMS Alpine-Mount Maurice; and at least 1 wilderness-wide map
Driving Directions: Directions to Hellroaring Plateau

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Apr 2018