The trail is steep and rocky near top. Some sections are very rough and rocky and the trail starts to climb steeply. On close by Madison River you come upon a category IV-V part of whitewater; the Quake Lake to 1 1/2 mile downstream sector is 1.5 miles long. The trail was built for horses, so the grade is never steep. Absolutely beautiful area up there. Now look south over the lake basin and all of the terrain you have just hiked over. Sheep Mountain is a peak you can spot from Sheep Lake, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Myers Creek Trail. At 3.0 miles reach 6,400-foot Sourdough Gap, a rocky little notch on a rugged ridge. Curly Lake Trail. Image via MTB Project With a trailhead elevation of 5,800 feet, the ride to Curly Lake is very difficult as it reaches nearly 10,000 feet at its highest point. Lost Sheep Lake 8.6 mile hike to Lost Sheep Lake in the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness. Sheep Lake Trail, Henrys Lake Mountains | Photo and Video Blog, 08/05/19 Sheep Lake is a lake in Montana and has an elevation of 9075 feet. Look beyond to Yakima and Naches peaks guarding Chinook Pass. It provides access to Hellroaring Creek on the Gardiner Ranger District. Tally Lake Ranger District 650 Wolfpack Way Kalispell, MT 59901 (406) 758-5204 (406) 758-3537 (fax) Sheep Lake from Mapcarta, the free map. Sometimes you happen upon a hiking trail and everything occurs perfectly...perfect day, perfect temperature, perfect wildflowers bloom. Length: 4.2 miles. The way winds high above the basin cradling Sheep Lake. Sheep Creek Trail (127) starts 0.5 mile north of Independence and travel to Hellroaring Divide. The Sheep Lake Trail follows Sheep Creek through shady forest, detours to a waterfall, then pops into lush open meadows before reaching Sheep Lake, nestled in a cirque framed by numerous peaks. It ascends a ridge between Sheep Creek and Copper Creek and traverses its length to the Divide, providing scenic views. There are a few flatter sections but for the most part the trail climbs and winds through the trees. The trail has a few interesting spots (rocks, roots, etc. At 2.8 miles there is a trail junction and you'll need to bear left. You can jump in the cold lake for a quick rinse off before descending. Pretty brushy in the lower section, but opens up nicely with some nice single track. Trails are often steep, but the payoffs are great: unparalleled solitude, beauty and raw nature. Devoted bikers can make this trail into a full day loop which meanders near Sheep Lake and ends at Sheep Creek. A pretty good climb, especially the last few hundred yards to the lake. After two miles, the trail narrows to single track. 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