Argentine-North Fork Trail
Dec 15, 2019
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the argentine-North Fork Trail
A classic hike on the Continental Divide
Opened in summer 2012, the Argentine-North Fork Trail is a single-track, multi-use trail climbing from the Mountain Goat Plaza base area to Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain. The trail is approximately 1.8 miles long with an elevation gain of 750 feet. During your hike, you will cross beneath the Black Mountain Express lift and over the North Fork of the Snake River. The trail name is a historical one dating back to the 1950s, with nods to nearby Argentine Pass and the spur of the river that provides water to Arapahoe Basin and Summit County. At mid-mountain, the trail turns into a primitive summer road and connects at the summit with the Lenawee Trail.
The trail is open to hikers, mountain bikers, and well-behaved animals. [do we have a leash-law for the trail?] PLEASE PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG! Poop bags are available in the base area; please be sure to pick one up before your hike.
Arapahoe Basin is situated on U.S. Forest Service land. While the land is open to public exploration, there are several ecologically-sensitive areas that are best left undisturbed. Please consider the potential impacts to the environment before venturing off our trails.