Monte Cristo, Glacier Basin, Silver Lake & Twin Lakes

Hike abondoned road along the South Fork Sauk River to the old mining town of Monte Cristo. Enjoy relics of the bygone mining era and return or continue on to Glacier Basin or Silver Lake and then Twin Lakes.

getting there

From Granite Falls, drive the Mountain Loop Highway ~30 miles to Barlow Pass.

on the trail

monte cristo

Hike the abandoned road along the South Fork Sauk River to the old mining town of Monte Cristo. It's 8 miles round trip with 400 feet of elecation gain to a high point of 2,800 ft.

glacier basin

From Monte Cristo, head east to Glacier Basin. It's 12.5 miles round trip with 2,040 feet of elevation gain to a high point of 4,400 ft.

silver lake

From Monte Cristo, head south to Silver Lake. It's 12 miles round trip with 2,100 feet of elevation gain to a high point of 4,350 ft.

twin lakes

From Silver Lake, hike southeast to Twin Lakes. It's 17 miles round trip with 3,900 feet of elevation gain to a high point of  5,450 ft.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • 2,800 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Monte Cristo No. 143
  • Green Trails Sloan Peak No. 111
  • Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX
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  • Monte Cristo
  • Glacier Basin
  • Glacier Basin (Monte Cristo)
  • Silver Lake
  • Silver Lake (Monte Cristo)
  • Twin Lakes
  • Twin Lakes (Monte Cristo)
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