Get your lungs ready for this high mountain ride to 12,700 feet. If you're up for it, there are hiking trails to two 14,000-foot peaks. This rocky route stays above the treeline and provides gorgeous views. Designated camping available. Open May 21 to October 22, depending on snow.
The basin above the parking lot operated as a small ski area for about 10 years starting in 1967. It had a vertical drop of just 200 feet and provided late season skiing, sometimes into July. It was primarily used as a racing and training camp. A rope tow serviced the area. Plans for a chair lift never materialized.