West Baldy Basin Trail from the Suce Creek Trailhead Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Pass the trailhead kiosk, and veer to the right up the meadow. Enter the shade of the forest to a posted junction at a quarter mile. The North Fork Deep Creek Trail—Hike 1 00—heads south and leads to Elephanthead Mountain. For this hike, continue straight on the left fork on the West Baldy Basin Trail. Descend into a large meadow with a picture-perfect view of the Gallatin Mountains. Cross a single-log bridge over a tributary of Suce Creek. Veer right and parallel Suce Creek upstream to a trail split at the creek. Stay on the main (right) fork and ascend the slope. Pass through a meadow, returning to Suce Creek. At just over one mile, wade across the creek or use downfall logs. Gently gain elevation through the forest to Lost Creek. Parallel Lost Creek 0.3 miles and cross over it. Switchback to the left and traverse the north slope of the canyon, with views down Suce Creek Canyon. At 3 miles, the trail levels out at a posted junction on a ridge with sweeping vistas."