Stanley Creek

Total Miles
6.1

Elevation

1,847.56 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This route heads into the hills and is a nice out-and-back detour from the main Cottonwood Lakes trail. Overall it's narrow with pullouts and some potholes to navigate. The trail travels through a section of old burned forest, so be on the lookout or ready to clear deadfall, especially after a storm. As the trail twists its way back and the views are expansive and stunning, the higher one travels. Eventually, the trail climbs to a saddle where Stanley Creek flows through. The trail's end has a decent-sized turnaround that could be used to camp. It is a nice secluded level spot. One or two larger pullouts along the trail have dispersed campsites with outstanding views. This route also intersects with a few hiking trails, making it a good jumping-off point to explore the area. There is no cell service up here. So plan accordingly and download those offline maps before you go. Seasonally closed Lolo Route 602

Photos of Stanley Creek

Stanley Creek
Stanley Creek
Stanley Creek

Difficulty

This trail has narrow shelf roads and not a lot of pullouts. Backing up should be done with caution. The trail also has lots of potholes.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

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