The Enchantments


Backpack - The Enchantments

Enjoy the tail end of larch season is this high country destination. Expect the possibility of snow and minor scrambling up and down rocks(3-5')

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 18.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft

 To be arranged by group e-mail









Prior to asking for permission  to this, please familiar yourself with the difficulty of this trip by reading the route description  on  This is not your ordinary trail hike and minor scrambling will be necessary over rocks and tree roots.

Please be aware, the elevation of this destination and time of year, we could easily encounter snow, be ensure  you have the equipment for minor snow travel and your equipment is cold weather rate.  

Trip details are as follows:

Day 1.  Later start from Seattle  to be at the Snow Lake Trailhead @ 10:30am.  Divide up car and proceed to the Stuart Lake Trailhead and make our way to Colchuck Lake and camp for the night.

Day 2.  Ascend Aasgard Pass and make camp at Inspiration Lake.

Day 3.  Explore the Enchantment Basin

Day 4.  Hike out.  

Please note, the trip will be dependent on weather conditions of this high elevation destination for the safety of the group.  High snow levels or gale force winds may cancel / delay  the trip.  




The Enchantments

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Enchantment Lakes No. 209S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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