Location: 1.5 hour drive out of Missoula. 16 miles up Highway 200 past Bonner. Then 5 miles up West Fork Gold Creek road, a very bumpy mountainous road with steep drops leading to the trailhead. Boulder Lake is Located in the Rattlesnake Wilderness in Lolo National Forest.
The Hike: Passes through a wide variety of sights, from small streams with log crossings, marshy lush plains, alpine forests, and burned areas sprouting with new vegitation from a 2003 wildfire. About 6 miles each way, with additional side trails to lookout points.
Boulder Point: Overlooks Boulder Lake. 7100 Feet elevation. Such pretty views of the Swan Range and Mission Mountains.
Overall a very great and memorable weekend at Boulder Lake! We had a great time once it was over, and we would recommend this trip during the summer!
Grigg, Justin. “Boulder Lake: Lake sits on quieter side of Rattlesnake.” Missoulian. 9 September 2016. http://missoulian.com/lifestyles/recreation/boulder-lake-lake-sits-on- quieter-side-of-rattlesnake/article_aba28a98-3839-11e4-88d6-0019bb2963f4.html