Leave the truck at the parking spot at 26.2 km on Wild Horse Creek Road. Take the right fork to Nine Basins, N18600-E09200. (The left fork road goes to Fay’s Lake.)
Walk or ride an ATV up the steep rough road for 2 km. The steep road heads northeast and gains 304 m (1,000 ft.). From the upper end of the steep old road, the trip becomes a meandering hiking exploration.
Hike up the creek gully to about 2130 m (7,000 ft.), and then the route is in the open alpine on undulating plateaus around Nine Basins. Wander generally southwest, following intermittent trails to the tarn, N19200-E11700, at 2255 m (7,400 ft.).
Another option is to hike from the top of the road and continue up the creek gully. Head toward the lowest part of the ridge, a gain of 730 m ( 2,400 ft.). The lowest part of the ridge is almost 2440 m (8,000 ft.), N20800-E10800, and if you hike up there you can look down into Sparkle Lake. See Top of the World Provincial Park.