The Crawfish Basin Trail #1612 crosses the northeast portion of the North Fork John Day Wilderness and displays impressive views of Lakes Lookout, Lees Peak and Angel Peak. The trail also provides an excellent view of the ridges and draws extending to the southwest. At Dutch Flat Saddle the trail joins the scenic Elkhorn Crest Trail #1611. This is a great hike in the northern elkhorn mountains.
Winter conditions exist, expect snow and ice on the trail.