Explore the best fly fishing trails in Roosevelt National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Loved this hike!! Saw 4 of the lakes the fourth was definitely the best, incredible views!! The trail was challenging in some areas because of the rocks but worth it!

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Trail was a bit icy! Yaktraks are advised but not necessary. Super beautiful hike! Got there around 8 am and parking was available. Few spots available when we were leaving around 3 pm.

Went up on Saturday 10/14 and it was a beautiful sunny day up until you get to the mountain. It started to snow as soon as we started on the trail but it really made for a lovely hike. Only saw 5 other people in the trail, 3 hikers and 2 fishing. It’s beautiful in the snow but it falls quick so if you are not careful you can lose the trail pretty quickly. I still recommend doing the hike even in the snow but I wouldn’t go alone unless you are an experienced hiker just for the snow reasons. It was all in all a great day.

on Black Powder Trail

hiking
11 days ago

The trail was ipretty steep, but a short one. The area burned in 2004 and 2012, so it is pretty bare. Nice rock formations, but overall fairly boring. Subsequently hiked to Seaman reservoir. Fairly boring hike, saw 2 deer.

hiking
11 days ago

Went on October 10th, most of the snow has melted and leaves parts of the trail a little muddy. There's construction going on the road to get to the trail now too. Very easy hike, did in less than an hour

Snow and ice are starting to accumulate out there. Be careful and don't forget your Microspikes or Yaktrax.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Late September, pretty walk down to lake. We took it farther and found a creek and pretty valley with Aspen groves. Spotted a moose.

hiking
29 days ago

great hike with great views. got to parking lot at 7 so i could park in long lake parking lot. a little disappointed that it was hazy towards lake granbybut still great views!

hiking
1 month ago

Not heavily trafficked today, at least! beautiful autumnal hike. easy, but rough enough terrain that I was glad I brought my hiking sticks. Also dog friendly, yes, but hand held leash required on trail

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Amazing and beautiful hike.

Recommend wearing sunscreen.

Arrived at the trailhead Sat around 0900 and parking lot was full. If you have an off-road high clearance vehicle there was parking at the start of the trail.

Attempted to do Jasper Lake, but signs posted “no fires” and it requires permits to camp. Highly recommend going to the .gov sight for more info about this area. The lake look very low.

Headed to Devil’s Thumb Lake which was about 1 mile away and found a few camping spots and didn’t see as many restrictions.

In mid Sep it snowed and was very cold at night, dropped to 23 degree’s with 94 humidity.

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fly fishing
1 month ago

Fish were jumping everywhere could not get them to bite

backpacking
1 month ago

This was a great hike. Steeper than anticipated. The lake is mainly drained right now but we made camp and hiked around. We saw a few deer and lots of tracks from other wildlife. I would recommend not taking the devils thumb bypass as the other route was much more scenic. The leaves are changing right now which made for some spectacular views.