Packsaddle Lake

Total Miles
12.3

Elevation

2,496.19 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

This route takes you to a natural lake named Packsaddle Lake from the Northern edges of the Big Hole Range. There are amazing views of the Tetons along the way if you keep your eyes open along with views across the Snake River Plain with views of Big Southern Butte, the Menan Buttes, the Bitterroot, Lemhi, and Lost River Ranges. This is a must-ride route in the Big Hole Range. If you are not able to ride to the area on a 50" or less ATV or motorcycle be sure to go to the viewpoint below but access the lake and hike down from Trail 381 (Packsaddle Lake). The parking area is at 43.77412, -111.33892

Photos of Packsaddle Lake

Packsaddle Lake
Packsaddle Lake
Packsaddle Lake

Difficulty

The switchbacks down to the lake can make a novice rider nervous and there is a lot of loose rock along the route.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Daniel Mendoza
Sep 01, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Normal

Access Description

Head towards Green Canyon Hot Springs and turn off North Canyon Road onto Pony Creek Road.

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