Hikers traverse the Enchantment Lakes with everything from full backpacks to running vests holding only water and an InReach. Here’s the common wisdom on what to pack.
The goats in the Enchantments are famous. Or infamous? You’ll probably come home from your Enchantments through hike with
Bears are rarely reported by hikers in the Enchantment Lakes. The most common mammal sightings are goats
You should expect to lose cell phone connection on your way out Icicle Road as you approach the Snow Lakes trailhead
The beginning and ending 4 miles of the trail are not particularly exciting or spectacular. Or difficult. Lots of parties intend to start hiking at 4:00 am by headlamp.
Everyone hikes at their own pace. To finish this 18 mile trail by daylight requires at least very brisk walking with minimal stops.
Yes and no. You’ve probably heard of the hellacious process of trying to get an overnight camping permit in the Enchantments Core
After making all the plans, booking the shuttle, getting fit, and getting your friends psyched, do you really want to cancel your hike due to rain? Maybe.
Training for an Enchantments thru hike is a great excuse to explore some of the region’s more challenging day hikes.