Temple Basin is another dayhike handy from Arthurs Pass Village. A rough dirt road and trail leads up about 1500 feet to the basin, where there is a rustic ski area. There are a number of buildings for people to stay in. Skiers must hike up there in the winter, but there is a lift of sorts for their gear.
Mt. Rolleston from the east, near the start of the trail up to Temple Basin.
A creek near the trail.
Mt. Rolleston again.
Some of the skiers buildings.
Views of Temple Basin.
A closeup of these moss circles.
Continue to part 3 of 8 - Cass-Lagoon hike.