Gothic Basin


Day Hike - Gothic Basin

A strenuous, 9-mile RT hike to a pristine alpine basin dotted with tarns, streams, lakes, and meadows in the shadows of Gothic Peak and Del Campo.

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  • Mon, Aug 15, 2016
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Singles, Retired Rovers, Families, Adults, 20-30 Somethings
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft

Carpooling encouraged.   Plan to start at the trailhead at 8AM - specific meeting place and time will be worked out after the roster has developed.  Google map to the trailhead:,-121.4425/@48.0260787,-121.5125397,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m1!4e1?hl=en

This hike involves challenging terrain and a steep climb, though the distance isn't great.  Leader permission is required and participants must be able to demonstrate recent success on a hike of at least moderate to strenuous difficulty.   Families with  fit experienced teen hikers 14 or older are welcome.

More details will be provided as the date approaches.


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
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