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Alice Lake
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Alice Lake
Alice Lake is located in Idaho
Alice Lake
Alice Lake
Location in Idaho
Alice Lake is located in the United States
Alice Lake
Alice Lake
Location in the United States
Location Blaine County, Idaho, United States
Coordinates 43°56′21″N 114°56′37″W / 43.9391129°N 114.9436956°W / 43.9391129; -114.9436956
Type Glacial
Primary outflows Creek to Pettit Lake
Basin countries United States
Max. length 0.72 mi (1.16 km)
Max. width 0.23 mi (0.37 km)
Surface area 71.2 acres (28.8 ha)
Surface elevation 8,602 ft (2,622 m)
Alice Lake with snow
Picture taken in June, this is an unusual amount of snow for this time of year.

Alice Lake is an alpine lake in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, located high in the Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is one of the largest in the Sawtooth Wilderness and is most easily accessed via the trailhead at Pettit Lake, accessed from State Highway 75 via Sawtooth National Forest road 208.

The direct route to the lake begins at the trailhead at the end of the Pettit Lake campground. The trail distance is about 5.5 mi (8.9 km) to the lake and gains about 1,600 feet (490 m) in elevation. The trail requires five stream crossings, only the last of which has a bridge.

With a surface elevation of 8,602 feet (2,622 m) above sea level, Alice Lake can remain frozen into early summer. The lake is framed by the rocky peaks of the Sawtooth Mountains, to the east is El Capitan at 9,901 feet (3,018 m). Alice Lake is within the Sawtooth Wilderness; wilderness permits are obtained at a registration box along the trail at the wilderness boundary, at the upstream end of Pettit Lake.

El Capitan and Alice Lake
El Capitan, 9,901 feet (3,018 m),
at Alice Lake
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