DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,735 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
5 months ago

The basin was snow free 6/29. A long drive to get to the TH but the views were totally worth it. The elevation gain is spread out nicely and never steep so I would rate it as moderate. A great backpacking destination with several options for exploring. The 6 mile spur dirt road signed Irongate Trailhead is a bit rough in a few sections but is not a problem if you have a high clearance vehicle.