Gothic Basin


Day Hike - Gothic Basin

We'll tackle this at a slow-to-moderate pace (slow on the lengthy steep section!) and hope to have time to enjoy the basin.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,840 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,000 ft
  • Pace: slow-to-moderate (2 mph)

Meet at the trailhead parking lot ready to hike at 8:30 a.m. (plan on parking at 8:15).  Parking lot is on the north side of the Mtn. Loop Highway where the pavement ends at Barlow Pass (about a 1:20 drive from Seattle with no stops).

IMPORTANT NOTES: Participants on this dayhike will be subject to strict adherence to social distancing and mask requirements. Leader will communicate specifics to the participants in advance. Click here to review the club's complete guidance. If you object to any of the requirements, please refrain from registering so that others can.


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

Face Covering 

Hand Sanitizer

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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