Gothic Basin

A strenuous, 9-mile round trip day hike or backpack with 2,840 ft in elevation gain. The trail follows the Sauk River for a mile and then ascends steeply, going through forested, rough, rugged terrain and up a steep ridge. The payoff is a pristine alpine basin dotted with tarns, streams, lakes, and meadows all set in the shadows of Gothic Peak and Del Campo.

getting there

From Granite Falls, drive the Mountain Loop Highway ~30 miles to Barlow Pass (2,320 ft).


  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,840 ft
  • 5,200 ft
  • 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
  • Red Marker
    48.025890, -121.443679
    48.0258902819 -121.443679335
  • Red Marker
    47.982964, -121.465867
    47.982963995 -121.465866566

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  • Foggy Lake
  • Foggy Lake (Gothic Basin)

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