Basin Butte Road

5/5 (4 reviews)
Located just minutes away from Stanley, Basin Butte Road is a stunning scenic trail that presents a myriad of captivating sights. Along the route, adventurers can find a historic fire lookout and an enchanting alpine lake perched at an impressive elevation exceeding 8,000 feet. The trail treats vi... Read More
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Highlights of Basin Butte Road

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Overland Category Icon Overland
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
8845 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
05/01 - 11/30
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
4032
Nearest Town
Stanley
Nearest Services
Stanley
Management Agency
Salmon-Challis National Forest
District
Challis Yankee Fork Ranger District

Overview

Located just minutes away from Stanley, Basin Butte Road is a stunning scenic trail that presents a myriad of captivating sights. Along the route, adventurers can find a historic fire lookout and an enchanting alpine lake perched at an impressive elevation exceeding 8,000 feet. The trail treats visitors to awe-inspiring vistas of the Sawtooth Mountains, with glimpses of Stanley Lake in the distance and the vast expanse of the Valley Creek plains. Once you arrive at the Historic Basin Butte Lookout, unobstructed panoramic views stretch for miles in all directions.

Continuing along the trail, Hindman Lake, an expansive 8-acre alpine lake, offers fishing, remote camping, and hiking amidst the pristine surroundings. Basin Butte Road truly showcases nature's beauty at its finest, making it a perfect choice for first-time offroaders seeking an experience beyond a flat forest service road. The blend of breathtaking scenery and various recreational options makes this trail an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

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2 Trail Concerns
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