Native Lake from Beartooth Lake Beauty Lake Trailhead to Beartooth Highlakes Trail

Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming

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Native Lake rests in a seven-acre bowl at 9,800 feet in the high lakes area of the Beartooths. The lake sits near the northern base of Beartooth Butte, one mile shy of the Montana state line. Meadows, stunted conifers, and snowcapped peaks surround the scenic lake. Native Lake can be reached from three trailheads: the Beartooth Highlakes Trail via Island Lake (Hike 45), the Upper Granite Loop Trail by Clay Butte (Hike 51 ), and the Beauty Lake Trailhead (this hike). The shortest route begins here by Beartooth Lake at the southern base of Beartooth Butte. The picturesque sedimentary rock formation made of limestone and shale dominates the landscape, which towers 1 ,600 feet above the lake.

Native Lake from Beartooth Lake: Beauty Lake Trailhead to Beartooth Highlakes Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Native Lake rests in a seven-acre bowl at 9,800 feet in the high lakes area of the Beartooths. The lake sits near the northern base of Beartooth Butte, one mile shy of the Montana state line. Meadows, stunted conifers, and snowcapped peaks surround the scenic lake.

Native Lake can be reached from three trailheads: the Beartooth Highlakes Trail via Island Lake (Hike 45), the Upper Granite Loop Trail by Clay Butte (Hike 51 ), and the Beauty Lake Trailhead (this hike). The shortest route begins here by Beartooth Lake at the southern base of Beartooth Butte. The picturesque sedimentary rock formation made of limestone and shale dominates the landscape, which towers 1 ,600 feet above the lake."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Beartooth Mountains
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 4 hour
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Natural Bridge State park
Local Maps: USGS: Beartooth Butte
Driving Directions: Directions to Native Lake from Beartooth Lake: Beauty Lake Trailhead to Beartooth Highlakes Trail

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May 2018