The Best Camping in Wyoming

Looking for the best camping in Wyoming? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Wyoming. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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Top camping spots in and near Wyoming

  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack to Death Canyon

    5.0
    18.15 mi
    Day 1: This trip begins at the Death Canyon Trailhead. Try to arrive early, as it gets crowded and various groups day hike from here. After the first few miles, you’ll encounter Phelps Lake. You’ll have several opportunities for photos, and they will all be beautiful. As you continue on, be on t...
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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Camp in the Gros Ventre Wilderness

    4.8
    Take highway 89 out of Jackson, headed north, and turn on to Gros Ventre Rd. This will take you right past the campground, wild rivers, and ample hiking. Keep driving for about 20 miles as views of the Tetons appear behind you, and ample backcountry camping options become available.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack Paintbrush and Cascade Canyons

    5.0
    19.2 mi / 4900 ft gain
    This is one of the most picturesque and popular overnight trails in the Tetons for a reason. The trailhead is located at the String Lake parking lot. The trail constantly changes at every turn; be ready to experience a wide variety of gorgeous scenes from lush dense forests, scattered waterfalls,...
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  • Moose, Wyoming

    Camping at "The Observatory"

    4.9
    Ah...the Observatory. This is not its actual name, but the nickname it has earned over many years of use by the seasonal employees. This is an amazing site to camp at, just on the edge of the Bridger-Teton forest right outside of the park. This area overlooks the entire valley and Teton range. Th...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack the Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton NP

    5.0
    25.35 mi / 9681 ft gain
    The Teton Crest Trail has several variations that allow the hiker to enter and exit through different canyons. The classic trail begins at the Phillips Pass Trailhead and comes to a close at Paintbrush Divide. Many hikers choose to take the Teton Village Tram up to Marion Lake and join up with th...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Union Falls and Scout Pool

    5.0
    15.42 mi / 1755 ft gain
    Of a summer spent living in Yellowstone, and many overnight trips in the park, the trek to Union Falls and Scout Pool ranked at the top of my list. (Many of my fellow gas station employees agreed!) The hike itself is nothing spectacular, but takes you to two of the most beautiful places in the pa...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Photograph Wildlife in Lamar Valley

    5.0
    This adventure is a little harder to pinpoint on a map because the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone encompasses a large area of the park. Also, the premier wildlife photography can be found on either end of what is officially "Lamar Valley" so you want to pay attention for a good part of the drive. Yo...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Paintbrush Canyon Loop and Leigh Lake Overnight

    5.0
    22 mi / 4400 ft gain
    There are many ways to access the Teton backcountry. However, one of my personal favorites is from Leigh Lake via the String Lake trailhead. From the backcountry office obtain a backcountry permit for 2 nights at Leigh Lake. Site 12 has some of the more impressive beachfront views of the Front Ra...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Leigh Lake via String Lake Trailhead

    4.7
    2.84 mi
    Leigh Lake is absolutely stunning with about as many recreational activities as you can imagine for a lake. It is a short flat one mile hike from the trailhead at String Lake to Leigh. Once you get there can go as far along as you wish along the 2 mile lakeshore. You can also Kayak, Canoe, or SUP...
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  • Cody, Wyoming

    Camp on the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River

    4.0
    Coming out of Cooke City, MT follow the Beartooth Highway (named the most scenic byway in the U.S.) toward Beartooth Pass. Go about 8 miles.Once you drop back down into Wyoming and pass the Fox Creek campground on your left, start looking for the small break in the trees on your left. There is ...
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Hike to Seneca Lake

    5.0
    18 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The Wind River Range is one of the best backpacking + climbing wildernesses in the lower 48. Seneca Lake is right at the beginning of some of the most spectacular high alpine climbing and backpacking routes.From the Elkhart trailhead parking lot, take the Pole Creek Trail directly adjacent to th...
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  • Big Horn County, Wyoming

    Summit Cloud Peak

    4.7
    23 mi / 4000 ft gain
    Although there is more than one way to access the peak, the most commonly used route begins at the West Tensleep Trailhead & Campground (44.258019, -107.215344) (Elevation: 9101 ft.) The trailhead can be reached from Buffalo, WY. Heading Southwest on Cloud Peak Scenic Byway (HWY 16) turn lef...
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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Hike along the Gros Ventre River

    4.4
    The Gros Ventre (pronounced gro-vant) lies on the southern boundary of Grand Teton National Park, and is home to a great deal of wildlife. As the seasons change, so do the wildlife that frequent this area, but no matter what time of year you hike along the river, you're bound to see something spe...
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  • Cora, Wyoming

    Backpack Square Top Mountain

    15 mi / 2400 ft gain
    You have two options when starting from Green River Lakes Campground, located 52 miles north of Pinedale, WY, (21 of these miles are on a washboard dirt road). The first option is to start backpacking from the campground and follow the trail that runs alongside the first lake, up the river and pa...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack to Surprise Lake in Grand Teton NP

    9.6 mi / 2580 ft gain
    There is a good amount of parking at the Lupine Meadows Trailhead but on weekends and nice days it will fill up quickly so it is best to arrive as early as possible. The trail to Surprise Lake starts relatively level before quickly beginning to ascend after about a third of a mile and once the as...
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  • Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Lakeside Camping and Mountain Biking

    4.0
    This trail system is somewhat of a hidden gem to mountain bikers south of the Wyoming border. Those who know their way around the best trail systems, though, hail Curt Gowdy as one of the best. If you've got some energy to burn, try the IMBA Epic suggested route, which loops together the 20 miles...
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