“A fun, yet challenging climb into Gibson Basin with beautiful views.
— Colton Packard
This trail will really test your technical climbing and descending skills. Big bouldery sections make for fun but error prone trail both on the uphill and downhill.
Begin this one by starting at the Beaver Creek Parking Lot. Go north up the road (not the highway) and take the first dirt road on your right. Take your next left on what looks like a ATV road. From here the trail will continually get more and more narrow until it turns into singletrack.
Ascending this trail can be tricky with all the rocky features. The trail is not terribly steep, but is pretty tough because of all the eggshell like rocks/boulders covering the trail. The trail eventually starts to even out at the top and pops you onto a beautiful meadow with a lake. Be careful not to stick around too long unless you have mosquito repellent, the bugs can be relentless depending on the time of year.
Descending from here leaves you two options. You can make this trail a loop by continuing on the faint dirt road that continues on through the meadow and take the forest road back home. You'll pass a few cutoffs, but keep going until you hit the fork in the road. Take a right and keep going until you run into several roads coming together. Stick to the right of all of them to head south. From here, go straight all the way back to the parking lot.
Coming down the singletrack is a tricky, but fun ride. Dicey rock sections test your line picking skills, and have created some tough terrain. Follow the way you came back to the parking lot.