Monte Cristo, Glacier Basin, Silver Lake & Twin Lakes


Day Hike - Silver Lake (Monte Cristo)

Silver Lake (Monte Cristo)

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft


This is a CHS 2 hike. This hike is part of the Conditioning Hiking Series do not sign up for this hike unless you are doing the course. Silver Lake and Twin Lakes (17.6 miles, 4,500 ft gain) This hike is located in the Monte Cristo area, off the Mountain Loop Highway. After a road walk to the historic Monte Cristo townsite, the trail climbs through sub-alpine forest to three beautiful lakes and views of dramatic cirques and cliffs. Some mild scrambling may be required; contact the hike leader if this is a concern.


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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