Tamarack Lake

Butte, Montana 59701

Tamarack Lake

Tamarack Lake Professional Review and Guide

"A moderate backpacking trek into the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. This spot may not be a secret, but it is still special, especially to those who share its natural gifts. Rainbow Lake, since it was first published in Hiking Montana, has increasingly been a popular destination of local hikers and vacationers.

Be especially careful to maintain a zero-impact ethic when visiting this lake (and Johnson Lake). Years of use have trampled vegetation and reduced wood supply, so use a stove
instead of a campfire to cook.The snow usually clings to Rainbow Pass until at least late June, so mid-July or later is best for this hike."

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
July through September
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Carpp Ridge, Moose Lake, Kelly Lake, and Warren Peak
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Jul 2018