Island Lake

Columbus, Montana 59019

Island Lake

Island Lake Professional Review and Guide

"One of the easiest-to-reach base camps in the Beartooths, but still with numerous
options for side trips."

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"So much to see and do, all within reach of base camp at Island Lake. The West Rosebud Trailhead seems to have one disadvantage — or advantage, depending on your point of view. It’s mostly suited for “just passing through.” Most trips from this trailhead offer either day hikes or trips that pass through the West Rosebud for other destinations, such as Granite Peak. Island Lake, however, affords a great chance to stay a few days and enjoy the many wonders of the Upper West Rosebud valley. It’s especially suited for hikers who like to base camp."

"A base camp hike with so much to see and do, all within reach of Island Lake"

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Trail Information

Columbus
Nearby City
12
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
6 to 8 hours
Duration
USGS Granite Peak; RMS Cooke City– Cutoff Mountain; and at least 1 wilderness- wide map
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