Boulder Point and Boulder Lake

Missoula, Montana 59807

Boulder Point and Boulder Lake

Boulder Point and Boulder Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Boulder Point is perched atop 7,293-foot cliffs in the Gold Creek area of the Upper Rattlesnake Wilderness. Boulder Point was the site of a fire lookout until 2003, when the Mineral/Primm Fire reduced it to a few charred remains. From this summit is a spectacular view of Boulder Lake, the Gold Creek drainage, and a view across the forested wilderness to the Mission Mountains.

Past the point, the trail continues steeply down the cliffs to Boulder Lake. This 1 09-acre alpine lake is the largest among more than 30 lakes in the Rattlesnake Wilderness. The lake sits in a forested cirque and is the source of Gold Creek, a tributary of the Blackfoot River."

Boulder Point and Boulder Lake Reviews

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8/15/2009
This hike up to a ridge that runs north-south was a good walk even in a sporadic rain/slet storm that blew threw in the middle. Once you reach the ridge, it is really up to you to go as far as you care. That said, the views are minimal and don't change too much as you hike.
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Trail Information

Missoula
Nearby City
10
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
6 hours
Duration
Year-Round
Season
U.S.G.S. Wapiti Lake
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Jul 2018