Chamberlain Basin Loop

Cascade, Idaho 83611

Chamberlain Basin Loop

Chamberlain Basin Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Close your eyes and try to picture what the American mountain west looked like 200 years ago. You know what I mean: one of those scenes sometimes pictured in Western movies showing vast forests, an endless series of lonesome ridges and peaks, pristine lakes, and lots of wildlife.

Now open your eyes and head for the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness to see how well you did. There is no better place in America to run this experiment because this is the second-largest wilderness area in the contiguous 48 states, and it is perhaps the last place where you can still hike for days, weeks, or even months, and never even come close to a road."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
10,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4-7 days
Usually open mid-June to October; Best mid-July to September
Krassel Ranger District, 208-634-0600
Local Contacts
USGS Big Creek, USGS Chicken Peak, USGS Lodgepole Creek, USGS Meadow of Doubt, USGS Mosquito Peak, USGS Sheepeater Mountain, USGS Wolf Fang Peak
Local Maps

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Oct 2018