Snyder Guard Station (Wy)

Big Piney, Wyoming

Overview

Snyder Guard Station is located in beautiful Snyder Basin, 22 miles west of Big Piney, Wyoming. The cabin makes an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to hike, mountain bike, horseback ride or fish. Photographers are enchanted by the region's landscape and opportunities for wildlife watching.

Open year-round, the cabin provides a horse corral for equestrian campers and allows pets as well. Winter access is by snowmobile, snowshoes or cross-country skis on a 10-mile trail.

Recreation

The Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail can be accessed nearby within the basin, offering exciting hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding opportunities. Nearby streams provide trout fishing.

In winter months, nearly 100 miles of snowmobile trails are open for exploring. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are other popular cold weather activities.

Facilities

The rustic log cabin sleeps four people and has propane heat and propane lights. A wood burning stove was installed in 2018 to help with the heat. A vault toilet is located outside next to the building. Two bunk beds with mattresses are provided, as well as two dressers, a cabinet, and two chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a propane cook stove, a variety of cookware and utensils, a table with four chairs, a refrigerator and a sink. No electricity is available, guests must bring their own supply of water for drinking and cooking. Recommended items to bring include food, bedding, matches, dish soap, dish rags, toilet paper, garbage bags and a flashlight. Click here for more cabin details.

Natural Features

The cabin sits in a grassy meadow surrounded by pine trees at an elevation of 8,000 feet. The cabin compound provides views of picturesque peaks including Riley Ridge.

Moose, elk, eagles and sandhill cranes are among the wildlife likely to be seen. An abundance of wildflowers color the landscape in summer.

The Bridger-Teton National Forest offers more than 3.4 million acres of public lands for outdoor recreation. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48.

Nearby Attractions

Wyoming Peak is located close by for those that like to hike. Middle Piney Lake, North Piney Lake are great fishing sites along with many near-by creeks. .

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