Boulder Basin

Total Miles
6.3

Elevation

2908.74 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

summer

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Trail Overview

Difficulty

Intermediate

History

I have been told the Clint Eastwood film "Pale Rider" was filmed in this Basin. I also believe there was some owner fraud back when it was built as a mine. I believe the story goes an owner built it up to look like a thriving mine and was able to sell it to an unsuspecting buyer. The previous owner than returned to his home Country overseas. Attempts to mine were not successful and the mine eventually failed. Definitely google this information if you want the full history. The mine or parts of the trail is privately owned.

Technical Rating

6

Access Description

This is a know trail and is designated by forrest service so it can be search on line of at their website. If you come from Stanley you will drive east over Galena summit and drop down past the lodge. The turn is very easy to see as there usually is truck and trailers if not campers parked there. You will turn north off the highway and be able to deflate to prepare for the trail.