Monte Cristo, Glacier Basin, Silver Lake & Twin Lakes


Day Hike - Glacier Basin (Monte Cristo)

Monte Cristo mining history and a cathedral of rock!

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

0730 at Barlow Pass

Barlow Pass to Monte Cristo is an easy road hike.  The 2 miles up to Glacier Basin has some scrambly bits and is significantly rougher.  The payoff is the magnificent cathedral of stone that is Glacier Basin, 


Monte Cristo, Glacier Basin, Silver Lake & Twin Lakes

  • Green Trails Monte Cristo No. 143

    Green Trails Sloan Peak No. 111

    Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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