Day Hike - Gothic Basin


Day Hike - Gothic Basin

9.2 miles roundtrip, 2840 feet of elevation gain, with many creek crossings and a steep rocky trail leading to a basin with plenty of beautiful scenery.

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  • Sat, Oct 24, 2015
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,840 ft

7:30AM at the south end of the Ash Way Park and Ride near Mill Creek.  The drive from the park and ride to the Barlow Pass parking area is about 1 hour and 25 minutes.

The pace will be moderate and we will stop often to enjoy the views, take pictures, and/or take rest breaks. The rating for challenging is in anticipation of some steep, rocky sections of trail, as well as plenty of creek crossings. Though the pace itself will not necessarily be challenging, the trail itself is a challenge.


Gothic Basin

  • Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX

    Green Trails Sloan Peak No. 111

    Green Trails Monte Cristo No. 143

    USGS Sloan Peak

    USGS Monte Cristo
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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