Day Hike - Monte Cristo, Glacier Basin, Silver Lake & Twin Lakes

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Day Hike - Monte Cristo, Glacier Basin, Silver Lake & Twin Lakes

Help with a butterfly inventory project on the Mountain Loop Highway

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

65th St. Park and Ride at 8 AM.

Help collect data on butterflies of the Mountain Loop Highway.  We will walk the abandoned road to the old mining town of Monte Cristo, stopping along the way to catch and document butterflies. 

I'll bring extra butterfly nets for those who want to try their hand at it.  Bring binoculars for birds and other critters, and plant guides if you wish. 

End point will be the town site of Monte Cristo.

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

  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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