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Hiking at A-BaSin
Take the Argentine-North Fork Trail
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.
Trails are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and well-behaved animals. Please pick up after your pet! Poop bags are available in the base area; please be sure to pick one up before your hike.
Another option for hikers is to hike along the nine-hole disc golf course. The course loops around the lower mountain with a distance of approximately 1.6 miles.
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.
Guided Hikes with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
More info coming soon!