Red Mountain Basin

Clovis, California 93619

Red Mountain Basin

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Red Mountain Basin offers backpackers the type of scenery for which the High Sierra is famous: Alpine peaks, glacier-scoured terrain, and sparkling lakes highlight this rugged area on the west side of the LeConte Divide. A bounty of picturesque lakes—some near the trail and others a short, easy cross-country jaunt away—make excellent base camps for the exploration of the extensive basin. Travelers can expect to find solitude on this multilayer journey along the lightly used trails necessary to reach Red Mountain Basin."

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Trail Information

Clovis
Nearby City
51.5
Distance
3,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
6 days
Duration
Best early July to early October
Season
7,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,000 feet
Top Elevation
Sierra National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Florence Lake, Ward Mountain, Blackcap Mountain, Mt. Henry, Mt. Goddard
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