Alpine Creek Trail

Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho

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Alpine Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Blaine County, Idaho. It is within Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Sawtooth Wilderness Area. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 7,091 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,579 feet.
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Alpine Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Blaine County, Idaho. It is within Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Sawtooth Wilderness Area. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 7,091 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,579 feet.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Distance: 3.7
Elevation Gain: 1,579 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 7,091 feet
Top Elevation: 8,016 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Alpine Creek Trail
Parks: Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Elevation Min/Max: 7091/8016 ft
Elevation Start/End: 7091/7091 ft
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This is a short hike that takes you to outstanding Sawtooth mountain scenery and cross-country access to many alpine lakes.

Here is a delightful, short trail into the Sawtooths. The scenery is exquisite, although there are no lakes by the trailside. The trail is 3 miles long and not very steep, climbing only 500 feet, but it takes you a good distance into the jagged Sawtooth Mountains. This is a good trail that leads uphill from the trailhead.

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7/1/1998
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went skiing and boarding in July. What else can I say. Dropping cornices above alpine lake with the jaw like peaks as a backdrop. I'm pretty sure this should be the come visit Idaho postcard place. infortunately that means crowds. Go in late June/early July when its very warm but snowpack scares off the crowd and most importantly: horses. Trail is well maintained and thoughtfully cut. Signage is decent, Enough to get you around wothout being distracting or overtly obvious. (no "take picture here" postings) Overnight camping is common and some abuse is obvious, smoke scarred rock and numerous fire rings tell of heavy use. However The use is heavy on a relative scale. compared to its surroundings, which see a handful of people per season, Alpine lake is used oft. Be gentle. lose the crowd and this is a 6. Doin't forget to turn around and look behind you for some of the best views, and go beyond alpine lake to be alone...don't look back, keep going see you in 75 miles.



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