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Canyon Creek Trail

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 4.6 (7)

A steep and rugged 5 miles to a beautiful alpine lake.


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Map Key

5.0

Miles

8.1

KM

Point to Point

7,415' 2,260 m

High

5,019' 1,530 m

Low

2,543' 775 m

Up

248' 76 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

61%

Max Grade (32°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

The trail is nice and easy to follow until the last two miles where it becomes steep over rock outcrops making it hard to follow. You'll need to look for some trees that have white rope with blue dots tied to them, as well as rock cairns to help mark the trail.

The best time to hike is end of June to October or when the snow is gone from the mountains.

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Bridger Miller

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  4.6 from 7 votes

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  4.6 from 7 votes
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#176

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#6,574

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Canyon Lake
May 28, 2018 near Hamilton, MT
One of the overlooks on the trail.
Jun 14, 2019 near Hamilton, MT

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Jul 10, 2020
Sandy Oaks
Intermediate first 3 miles, last 2 are route finding, hiking over spring run off waterfalls, scree fields and other fun stuff. Trail not maintained.
Jul 1, 2020
Erik Prakop
Out and back, beautiful hike! The last mile or so up to the lake is the steepest and can be a little tricky, but worth it. 10.7mi — 5h 21m
Jun 1, 2019
Chad N Veta Hicks
May 26, 2018
Bridger Miller
Cloudy trail looks dry
Jul 31, 2016
Zachary Falkner
5.1mi