Tendoy Lake

Trail Details

7.5 Round Trip

Elevation Gain

Difficulty Level

Trailhead Coordinates
High Clearance Vehicles
45.518177, -112.908711

* Google maps does not give accurate directions – do not rely on them! Reference these coordinates while looking at a road map.

Trail Description

Tendoy Lake in the Pioneer Mountains is a fairly easy hike with tremendous views! The trailhead road is quite rough and long, so make sure you have a high clearance vehicle. Once on the trail, you will realize it was an old road. You hike through relatively flat terrain for the first mile-mile and a half. The forest is fairly open and you can see signs of old roads connecting to the trail. After a mile and a half, you will pick up some elevation. There is a viewpoint in this first bit of elevation gain where you can see some of the ridgeline across the way. Keep going up a half-mile or so and you come to an open wetland. Beyond this wetland is where you gain the most elevation, and it is well worth it. Once you arrive at Tendoy Lake you will see exceptional views of rocky Pioneer mountains. We are sure to visit again later in the summer when the snow is gone.