Basecamping: STeamboat Hills
This is a delightful area for base camping, especially for families. You will be surrounded by a magical, almost pastoral landscape of rolling hills sprinkled with tiny lakes that sparkle like freshly cut emeralds nestled among velvety green pillows. At the periphery of the central hill country is a ragged ridge line of rugged crags and peaks that form a dramatic backdrop to the gentler terrain of our route. One of the highlights of this area is the opportunity for viewing the many Dall sheep that inhabit the area. The wide open terrain makes them easy to spot from afar. But bring your telephoto lens if you want to get up close and personal with these elusive animals.
No minimum passengers. Super cub strip.
USGS maps: McCarthy A7, A8, B7, B8
$470 per person, roundtrip, unguided.