Explore the most popular backpacking trails in Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is one of the better hikes I've been on. The views are stunning and well worth hiking the steep incline. Once you hit the plateau, you don't want to leave!

Snowline was around 8k feet.
(Side note: I wasn't able to record my entire hike; my phone battery went dead)

backpacking
10 months ago

We basecamped at Lady Lake and spent one of four days at Lower Aero lake. Was on my bucket list and I was not disappointed although did not catch any fish at this giant moon-base lake. The last mile is more of a rock hopping climb and is very steep. Mountain goats spied on us from fairly close. Memorable and lovely.

Great hike! I hiked in from the bottom and went to shelf lake. It's a rough road but I saw a Subaru up there so it's doable. That shaves off about 12 miles RT.

Amazing, expansive views

Hiked 5/22/17 snow still cover the trail.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Great Day ride.. trail can be rough at times... bring something with good suspension if you want to ride to the top..

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Ticks were plentiful. Hiked until I hit snow.

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Nice start snow makes it impassable at 8200 feet about 3.4 miles in from trail start this was April 20

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

It's not so steep that you're on your hands, but it's a constant incline once you hit the switchbacks about 1/4 way in. Super fun, minimal traffic, and terrific views. My dog loves this trail too!

It's a steep climb but it has great views!!

the view was not worth the climb

I went 5/8/2016. Snowed out at the top. Tried to forged the snow. It was up to my knees, so being on a solo hike I turned around. Be ready for the vertical! It's pretty intense especially in the second third!

Beautiful hike. Path was rocky but manageable.

Monday, April 11, 2016

this was or first hike using this app. really wish we had printed off the map. we went off the description and got a bit lost. lol but found our way back to the trail. it is a stunning hike with trees rivers and a great incline.... so it's a little bit of a hike. I wouldn't take novice children on this hike. we hit snow so we will be going back to finish this hike later this spring or early summer!!!!

camping
Monday, February 22, 2016

My son and I went up for a Saturday/Sunday overnight. We hiked around, caught some trout in Snowbank Lake, and stayed the night. Didn't see another living soul until Sunday afternoon. It was late September, so the nights were cold. The "road" is more like a wide trail and very rough, don't even try it without a full size truck or SUV.

This trail is not moderate. Gains a lot of elevation. Very scenic

hiking
Friday, October 17, 2014

Great Hike. But BEWARE the road up to the plateau is more then just rugged. Its terrible and kinda scary. Basically you are driving on boulders and rocks the whole way up. If you don't have a truck or an SUV do not even try.

Took my pup and we spent a few hours up top roaming around. Its quite windy so we would take cover behind boulders every once in a while to take a drink of water and take in the beautiful scenery. Its pretty high and very fun. Less of a trail more of a expanse of area to explore.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

great backpacking trip with lots of lakes.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Good place for fisherman and climbers

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Trail was easy until the last mile where most of the elevation is gained. great place for skiers, fisherman, and climbers/peak baggers

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Great trip, we took 6 days and could have easily spent more. lots of opportunity for fishing, wildlife viewing and much more. There quite a few people on the trail but it never felt crowded, and only camped at 2 lakes where there were other people.

hiking
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Awesome hike. Beautiful and peaceful. The few times I've been here there's hardly anyone around. And it's worth hiking up to the upper basin lake - much much better fishing.

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2011

Amazing trail and views.

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Beartooth Wilderness has many hiking and backpacking opportunities. The Hellroaring Plateau is a great starting point. Bring bear spray and a bearproof container for food. Be prepared for weather. I don't agree with it being accessible from May to October though. More like July to September. Great view and great fishing. At some of the alpine lakes I caught 50+ fish in just a couple hours. Watch for bears though.

hiking
7 months ago

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