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Beartooth Lake Hike Options

Postby COTrekker02 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:50 am

All,

I will be in the Cooke City, MT area mid-September and am looking for some great hikes to/by good fishing lakes. I was thinking the Crazy Lakes would be a good destination, but can anyone recommend other good routes that would take off from the Cooke City area and/or the Beartooth HWY south of the pass. Thanks.
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Postby johnmnichols » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:10 pm

We did a great ~8 mile loop hike last year from Beartooth Lake that went by several backcountry lakes.

We started at Beartooth Lake and headed N/NW parallel to Beartooth Butte. We met up with the Beartooth High Lakes Trail and started turning more to the east. This trail gets you pretty close to prominent Lonesome Mountain if you want a summit diversion. The loop we took continued on to Claw Lake and turned south toward Beauty Lake before returning back to Beartooth Lake.

I don't remember the names of all the trails offhand, but looking at a trail map, the loop is pretty obvious. We didn't fish, so I can't speak to the quality of the fishing on the lakes. We were there mid July last year and encountered numerous stream crossings (calf deep) and boggy areas.
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Postby COTrekker02 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:43 am

Thanks for the idea; I had part of that route planned.
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