Basin Creek Lakes Trail

Red Lodge, Montana 59068

Basin Creek Lakes Trail

Basin Creek Lakes Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Upper and Lower Basin Creek Lakes sit below the Silver Run Plateau just outside the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Lower Basin Creek Lake is a picturesque 2.5-acre tarn partially covered with lily pads and surrounded by forest. Upper Basin Creek Lake, 600 feet above the lower lake, rests at the base of a majestic mountain bowl that fronts the Silver Run Plateau. Snow melting within the glacial cirque fills the 6-acre lake and forms the headwaters of the creek, a tributary of the West Fork of Rock Creek.

The trail to the lakes is an old logging road from the early 1 900s. It steadily climbs into the Basin Creek valley along the beautiful cascading stream, passing a waterfall less than a half mile from the trailhead. The trail winds through evergreen forests and includes log creek crossings."

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Trail Information

Red Lodge
Nearby City
Trail Type
4 hours
Natural Bridge State park
Local Contacts
USGS: Bare Mountain
Local Maps

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Jul 2018