Beauty Lake

Cooke City, Montana 59020

Beauty Lake

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"A nice day hike suitable for children and families."

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Best Easy Day Hikes Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"A nice day hike suitable for children and families."
"The Beauty Lake Trail begins at Beartooth Lake where the grandeur of Beartooth Butte towers 1 ,600 feet above the lake. The 1 0,51 4-foot sandstone butte was submerged under an inland sea hundreds of millions of years ago. Clay Butte (Hike 50) and Beartooth Butte are the last remnants of exposed sedimentary rock in the Beartooth Mountains. The trail winds through forests and meadows at an elevation of more than 9,000 feet to Crane Lake and Beauty Lake. Both picturesque, highmountain lakes have natural rock benches and are surrounded by granite domes, alpine meadows, and conifer groves. This trail can also be hiked as a 5-mile shuttle hike to Island Lake (Hike 46)."

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Cooke City
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours
USGS Beartooth Butte; RMS Wyoming Beartooths; and at least 1 wilderness-wide map
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