Basin Butte Road

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Stanley, Idaho (Custer County)
Last Updated: 08/30/2023

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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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