Curly Lake Trail. Lost Sheep Lake 8.6 mile hike to Lost Sheep Lake in the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness. Trails are often steep, but the payoffs are great: unparalleled solitude, beauty and raw nature. Sheep Creek Trail (127) starts 0.5 mile north of Independence and travel to Hellroaring Divide. The trail is steep and rocky near top. ), but mostly it's pretty simple and straightforward. There are a few flatter sections but for the most part the trail climbs and winds through the trees. It ascends a ridge between Sheep Creek and Copper Creek and traverses its length to the Divide, providing scenic views. On close by Madison River you come upon a category IV-V part of whitewater; the Quake Lake to 1 1/2 mile downstream sector is 1.5 miles long. Now look south over the lake basin and all of the terrain you have just hiked over. The trail was built for horses, so the grade is never steep. Tally Lake Ranger District 650 Wolfpack Way Kalispell, MT 59901 (406) 758-5204 (406) 758-3537 (fax) Length: 4.2 miles. After two miles, the trail narrows to single track. Image via MTB Project With a trailhead elevation of 5,800 feet, the ride to Curly Lake is very difficult as it reaches nearly 10,000 feet at its highest point. The Sheep Lake Trail follows Sheep Creek through shady forest, detours to a waterfall, then pops into lush open meadows before reaching Sheep Lake, nestled in a cirque framed by numerous peaks. You can jump in the cold lake for a quick rinse off before descending. Pretty brushy in the lower section, but opens up nicely with some nice single track. Some sections are very rough and rocky and the trail starts to climb steeply. Look beyond to Yakima and Naches peaks guarding Chinook Pass. Sheep Mountain is a peak you can spot from Sheep Lake, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Myers Creek Trail. Sheep Lake Trail Enjoy a variety of terrain in the Lionhead Recommended Wilderness, just northwest of West Yellowstone. Sheep Lake is a lake in Montana and has an elevation of 9075 feet. At 3.0 miles reach 6,400-foot Sourdough Gap, a rocky little notch on a rugged ridge. Sheep Lake Trail, Henrys Lake Mountains | Photo and Video Blog, 08/05/19 Sometimes you happen upon a hiking trail and everything occurs perfectly...perfect day, perfect temperature, perfect wildflowers bloom. Absolutely beautiful area up there. Devoted bikers can make this trail into a full day loop which meanders near Sheep Lake and ends at Sheep Creek. At 2.8 miles there is a trail junction and you'll need to bear left. It provides access to Hellroaring Creek on the Gardiner Ranger District. The trail has a few interesting spots (rocks, roots, etc. A pretty good climb, especially the last few hundred yards to the lake. The way winds high above the basin cradling Sheep Lake. Sheep Lake from Mapcarta, the free map.