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Inner Basin Trail

 4.2 (14)

Length


4.3 Miles 6.9 Kilometers


2,286' 697 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

10,951' 3,338 m

High

8,665' 2,641 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

Conditions


Minor Issues 17 days ago
Dry - many downed leaves makes following trail a bit more difficult in spots. look for 'flashes' (trees cut with initials History

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A moderate hike with beautiful views in a lovely aspen forest.

Tom Robson

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Description

The Inner Basin Trail #29 begins at Lockett Meadow then follows a primitive road into the mountains now quiet Inner Basin. Trail #29 connects to the Weatherford Trail in 3.9 miles and leads into the Inner Basin on the eastern slopes of the San Francisco Peaks. The elevation range is 8,600-10,500 feet. The trail is within the Kachina Peaks Wilderness on the San Francisco Peaks. Recommended season of use is June through mid-September.

Flora & Fauna

The Inner Basin contains a luxuriant sub-alpine environment and the Inner Basin Trail passes through a variety of striking and fascinating vegetation including extensive stands of: quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Many shrubs grow in the area including willow (Salix scouleriana), gooseberry (Ribes pinetorum) and mountain snowberry (Symphoricarpos oreophilus). Delightful native wildflowers such as the silvery lupine (Lupinus argenteus), Richardson’s geranium (Geranium richardsonii), firecracker penstemon (Penstemon eatonii) mountain monardella (Monardella odoratissima), heartleaf arnica (Arnica cordifolia), and red baneberry (Actaea rubra) may be seen along the trail.

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Check-Ins

Oct 26, 2018
Stacy R.
semi busy on a Fri morning. many Aspen leaves down, so a bit difficult to follow at a few spots.
Sep 14, 2018
Paris Hoffman
2mi
Aug 31, 2018
Pedro Ochoa
4.3mi
Dec 27, 2017
Kelsey Linden
Lovely hike through aspen trees. Not a lot of people on the trail which made it peaceful. We took our time so if you’re quick it can take less time.
Dec 12, 2017
Joshua Lunsford
Oct 14, 2017
Eric Jackson
with Evan and Kuiper, just an hour up the trail and back. Tracked with Strava 2.4mi
Sep 18, 2017
Brandon J
Sep 16, 2017
Rachel Comp

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 14 votes

#3989

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  4.2 from 14 votes
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