Beauty and Crane Lakes from Beartooth Lake Beauty Lake Trail

Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming

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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).

Beauty and Crane Lakes from Beartooth Lake: Beauty Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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)."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Beartooth Mountains
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Natural Bridge State park
Local Maps: USGS: Beartooth Butte
Driving Directions: Directions to Beauty and Crane Lakes from Beartooth Lake: Beauty Lake Trail

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May 2018