Lower Lead King Basin

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Lower Lead King Basin is a 0.67-mile-long dead-end spur road, branching off the eastern half of Lead King Basin and providing access to six spacious campsites. Campers are rewarded with incredible views of Treasure Mountain to the south and 14,099-foot Snowmass Mountain, coupled with Hagerman Peak to the north. The road is primarily 1 to 1.5 vehicles wide, made up of dirt and small protruding rock. Although not difficult and or dangerous, one spot along the road will lean your vehicle to 22 degrees of roll. This section lasts only several feet before leveling out again. All the campsites along the road can accommodate several vehicles and multiple tents. Three of the six sites are good for hammock camping. Lower Lead King Basin is an extremely scenic spur road suitable for any high clearance vehicle.