Alaska Basin Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews
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Alaska Basin Trail is a 15.2 mile loop trail located near Alta, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
15.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3270 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

lake

river

wildlife

no dogs

Trail leaves from the parking lot just above Treasure Mtn Scout Camp and is just off the road to Grand Targhee Ski Area East of Driggs, Idaho. From the parking lot/trailhead it is about 9 miles to the Alaska Basin area. The trail is generally very good - wide and not too rocky.

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1 month ago

What an awesome hike very beautiful I would say it's just as good as cascade Canyon if not better start the trail early it can be a long day .

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1 month ago

One of the most beautiful trails I have hiked. There is a river aside the trail nearly the entire way up, the the sounds you get to hike are unbeatable. There are a few small water crossings, log bridges and views to kill. When you get to the top be sure to hike the extra .4 M to mirror lake, it won't disappoint.

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1 month ago

Nice long hike

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2 months ago

This is the best views you can find. Very few people for being a national park. A photographers dream.

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3 months ago

Beautiful trail in late June. We continued up to Devil's Stairs for panoramic views of the basin and surrounding mountains. Some snow at the top of the stairs, but completely navigable. Lovely wildflowers, waterfalls, creeks, and easy terrain for the feet. Go early to avoid weather as afternoon thunderstorms can pop up quickly.

11 months ago

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Monday, September 26, 2016