The Rock Creek drainage is home to a relative abundance of wildlife—moose, elk, and white-tailed deer. Yet the drainage and its many lakes draw heavy recreational traffic, including long pack strings and large backpacking parties, well before hunters converge on the area each September. Expect to see lots of stock on the Rock Creek Trail. Returning to the trailhead on July 27, 1997, I passed a total of 27 horses and mules bound for Belt Lake. Such popularity has degraded much of the tread into a semi-continuous mudwallow. This prompted the USFS to undertake a massive trail reconstruction and water diversion project completed in September 1998. Highlights: Mountain scenery and angling at any of five trail-accessible lakes.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||2,680 ft|
|Season||Best July through September|
|Trailhead Elevation||4,200 ft|
|Top Elevation||6,800 ft|
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