We already had a lot of miles we covered in one day, but it seemed too early to quit for the day. We were going to drive by Circle Bar Basin anyway, so we decided to check it out. We were glad we did.
It was definitely an easy trail, but at the end of a long day that really hits the spot. We drove by a bunch of sheep and alpacas next to the road, and then we were surrounded by aspen trees. It was a smooth, winding, and relaxing road in the shade.
We checked out the spur that went to the hiking trail, but no one was in the mood to do any hiking. It was an uneventful spur even though it was a bit rougher than the rest of the trail.
We passed by the intersection with Dead Mexican Park and found the largest group of campers we'd seen by a long shot. There were a lot of dirtbikers in the road, either coming back from a fun day or heading out for an evening ride. There was also a large camping area and it was full. It looked like everyone knew each other and it was a big party. We just drove through and waved.
Once we hit forest service road 550 we turned around and headed back for the busy intersection. Then we did Dead Mexican Park on the way out. Circle Bar Basin isn't the most exciting trail in the area but it was the perfect conclusion to a great day.