Slough Lake

Gardiner, Montana 59030

Slough Lake

Slough Lake Professional Guide

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"A leisurely day trip with a terrific view of the upper Phantom Creek drainage and Froze-to-Death Plateau.

Many people who know the Beartooths say the East Rosebud is the most scenic valley of all. It’s filled with lakes and waterfalls that would be major tourism attractions anywhere else. Here, there are so many that most don’t even have names. The cutthroat-filled lakes bring a smile to any angler’s face, and climbers love the place because of the endless array of rock faces. Adding even more use to the area is the small community of summer homes called Alpine right at the trailhead."

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Hiking the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"A leisurely day trip with a terriffic view of the upper Phantom Creek drainage and Froze-to-Death Plateau. This trail is perfectly suited for that leisurely, quiet day in the wilderness amid some great scenery. Trail 17 climbs, with gradual switchbacks, along Armstrong Creek (yes, it probably should be called the Armstrong Creek Trailhead) for about 2.5 miles before it breaks out of the forest into a great panorama highlighted by Hole-in- the- Wall Mountain to the south. Look ahead to see how the trail climbs up to Froze- to- Death Plateau. The trail reaches Slough Lake (no relation to the Slough Creek that drains south from Boulder River country to the west) about a half mile after the forest opens up. This is a gorgeous, glacier- carved cirque, and Slough Lake sits in the midst of it like a little pearl. Actually, there are two small lakes, and the second lake has a campsite, for those inclined to stay overnight." Read more

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USGS Alpine; RMS AlpineMount Maurice; and at least 1 wilderness-wide map
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Dec 2018