South Mineral is a picturesque trail well south of the more popular routes in the Alpine Loop area and filled with its own natural gems. Visitors looking for easily accessible camping have plenty of options with multiple free designated camping areas, a large improved campground, and dispersed sites towards the trail's end. If you enjoy sleeping to the sound of running water, you're in for a treat. The trail directly follows South Mineral Creek for the entire journey. Traffic during the busy season can be high due to the camping and the very popular Ice Lakes hiking trail across from the South Mineral Campground. It's worth the time to travel past the South Mineral Campground and get to the heart of the trail with epic views of Rolling Mountain, multi-tier beaver ponds, and mining remnants.
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