Saturday, July 26, 2008

Green Lake

Green Lake , Mulldoon Canyon
Challis National Forest, OHV Road, Four Wheeler and Motorcycle Trail

Green lake is located in Copper Basin about half way up Mulldoon Canyon.
This is one of my favorite lakes in Copper Basin.
I have been up here many times and it never gets old.

The ride to green lake is great fun, it starts in Mulldoon Canyon off the Copper Basin Loop Road.
Then about half way up Mulldoon Canyon the road splits, and either goes to the end of the canyon or up the side of the mountain to an abandoned mine were you park and hike the rest of the way.

The canyon ride is fun and FAST!!!!! in fact it's easy to get out of control the road is so smooth but full of creek crossings and tons of rolling terrain fun fun fun it's also a good beginners ride for four wheelers,dirt bikes, and rhinos.
The second part of the trail/road is more difficult it side hills up the side of the mountain for a few miles before dead ending at the mine. The road is old and not maintained so in my mind it would be a wild jeep road an intermediate four wheeler trail or a fun dirt bike road.

The Hike to Green Lake to some can be very challenging.
The Trail if you want to call it a trail?
follows the creek up. yep thats part of why i like it so much you hike up the creek that flows out of the lake the whole time never seeing the lake until you are at eye level with the water!!!
Very Cool!!

But again be for warned!!

The trail is steep and rugged and depending on the time of year the creek can be about empty or running strong. all said and done i think the trail is a little under a 1/2 mile long but it is all up hill some of it very steep


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