Monte Cristo, Glacier Basin, Silver Lake & Twin Lakes

Trip

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, 

Route/Place

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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