Angel's Staircase is a physically demanding, epic loop that takes you far from civilization, so bring plenty of food and water and make sure that you carry tools that you know how to use. The rewards are fantastic views of jagged mountains and into beautiful alpine basins filled with flowers, trees, and small lakes.
This route starts at Foggy Dew Trailhead as the Crater Creek Trailhead is undergoing maintenance until Oct 15th 2018
Local Trail Association
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Entire trail is cleared of downed trees-7/2/18. Cutthroat Trout in the Martin Lake.
Mosquitos and horseflies are present. All fords are stock passable to the junction with the Merchant's Basin Trail. Campsites at the lake are snow free. The bridge near lower Martin Lake to the horse camp is not passable to stock but can be bypassed through the surrounding bog. reporter
NOTE: The Crater Creek Trailhead is closed for repairs until October 15th. However, Eagle Lakes Trail is open and accessible from Foggy Dew / Martin Creek trail.
Entire trail is cleared of downed trees-7/2/18.
Mosquitos and horseflies are plentiful. All fords and the trail are stock passable to Boiling Lake. Horsehead pass is rocky and a steep climb for stock but is passable. Campsites at the lake are snow free. The user trail to Middle Eagle Lake is now closed for revegetation. reporter