Trail Name: West Klondike Cabin Trail
Best Use: Hiking
Best Time for Use: All Year – can get hot in the summer
Difficulty: Intermediate icon-intermediate
Length: 1.9 miles (3.1 km) out and back from the trailhead
Start Elevation: 6,715 ft (2,047 m) Maximum Elev: 205 ft, (63 m) gain – 300 ft. (091 m) loss
Trail Surface and Use: Abandoned 2-track dirt road at the start, then mostly cross-country travel with a few short stretches of abandoned 2-track dirt road. Rarely used
Trail Head Access: Suitable for 2WD on County Rd 23R in all weather, then good clearance 2WD in good weather or 4WD in poor weather. Parking is in the clearing.
Trail Head Coordinates: 705,642E; 4,208,903N UTM WGS84 Zone12
Best Feature: Great views into a remote, small collapsed salt dome with larger views into Disappointment Valley. Interesting geology with a look at an abandoned small uranium-vanadium mine
Cautions: Few – be careful around the line cabin and the mine.

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Description: From the trailhead, travel south and up to the ridgeline. From there, contour around to the next ridgeline to the south and descend the ridge to the line cabin. The trail continues to the mine and then climbs back up to the main ridgeline. Lots of cross-country travel opportunities abound in this area. Fossil shells can be found on the return trail at around coordinates 705,870E; 4,208,540N.

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