Photo Gallery: Hike #32 Alice Lake

from The Day Hiker’s Guide to Stanley, Idaho

Alice Lake lies at the end of a glaciated bowl. Numerous peaks, including the granite-composed El Capitan (9,901 feet) and the stately Snowyside Peak (10,651 feet), surround this amazing lake. Wildflowers adorn many portions of the trail. Within the first mile, look for a prolific display of arrowleaf balsamroot. The upper section of the trail includes penstomen, columbine, cinquefoil, Indian paintbrush, pussytoes, monkshood, and many others. This trail gets plenty of use, but traffic tends to fall off the further into the wilderness you go. Just before the two mile mark, families can find a great turnaround point along the creek which offers a pleasant little waterfall.

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