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Matterhorn Canyon Loop

Postby maytag » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:46 am

We are heading up Matterhorn Canyon the first week of July and we are trying to decide where to stay on our 4th night...we are looking at somewhere between Burro Pass and Crown Lake. Does anyone want to chime in with their experience.
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Re: Matterhorn Canyon Loop

Postby Ikan Mas » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:00 pm

From my 2010 trip, there's a nice camp along the trail three miles west of Burro Pass at N38° 05.859' W119° 25.030' Elevation 9636 feet. It will hold 3-4 tents. If I recall correctly, there's an obivious fire ring that is visible from the trail.

Here's a couple of photos of the area:
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Let me see if I can PM you a Google Maps point.

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Re: Matterhorn Canyon Loop

Postby Pato » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:42 pm

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I stayed just west of Burro Pass at the small tarns at the head of the canyon. The view of Matterhorn and the Sawtooth crest was spectacular at sunset. No fishing sadly...
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Re: Matterhorn Canyon Loop

Postby balzaccom » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:00 am

No fishing there, but it's a beatiful area. We camped the night before below the pass along a creek. Very wary trout (especially compared to those in Matterhorn Canyon!) but great camping.

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Re: Matterhorn Canyon Loop

Postby KathyW » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:22 am

It's really beautiful between Burro and Mule Passes - you won't have a problem finding a place to camp. The views from the passes are incredible. As you drop down into the canyon (Slide Canyon) from Burro Pass you will be in the trees, but it is wide open terrain near Pass.
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Re: Matterhorn Canyon Loop

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:22 am

Yes, those tarns are very pretty with the Sawtooth Ridge reflecting in them
at sunset.
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Re: Matterhorn Canyon Loop

Postby Radnord » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:31 pm

There is also ample camping where the trail between Mule and Burro crosses Slide Creek.
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Re: Matterhorn Canyon Loop

Postby maytag » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:41 am

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Just returned from an amazing trip...thanks for the recommendations on campsites. Found a sweet spot on a granite slab close to Piute Creek.
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