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.