Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
In the winter, there is a gate closure at Longmire. Currently (March 15), the gate hours are 9:00-18:00 Monday through Friday // 8:00-21:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Note that the uphill gate closes a full hour before the official closing. (Check for more info: nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/…
Wilderness passes are required for all overnight camping and glacial travel. Climbing passes are required for all trips above 10,000 ft.
Enjoy beautiful turns from the bottom of The Turtle through open slopes of corn.
Need to Know
There is a bit of a longer approach to this route than others in the Paradise area, but well worth the walk.
This side of the mountain gets really corny, as it gets light pretty early and enjoys late sunset light often. It can be a bit slushy if it's too warm. Also, rocks may poke through earlier in the summer than Paradise, so plan accordingly.
Shared By: Ben Stone