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The Best Backpacking in Dayton

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Top backpacking spots in and near Dayton

  • Dayton, Wyoming

    Wolf Falls via Forest Route 186

    15.15 mi / 3461 ft gain
    Wolf Falls via Forest Route 186 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Dayton, Wyoming.
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  • Sheridan, Wyoming

    West Fork of Big Goose Creek

    11.61 mi / 2720 ft gain
    West Fork of Big Goose Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Big Horn, Wyoming.
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Summit Blacktooth Mountain

    24 mi / 4000 ft gain
    To get to the Little Goose Trailhead make sure you have a vehicle capable of traveling over very rough terrain and big rocks and cross 3 creeks, one of which is about 50 feet wide and 2 feet deep. Four-wheel drive would be strongly recommended.  From the Little Goose Trailhead you will need to hi...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Backpack to Highland Lake

    5.0
    16 mi / 1500 ft gain
    To get to Little Goose Trailhead take Red Grade Rd. west out of the little town on Bighorn for about 10 miles, then keep your eye out for FS Rd. 314 on the left, this you will follow until the road will eventually dead-end at the trailhead. There are a couple creek crossings and the road is prett...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Emerald Lake via Edelman Trail

    10.81 mi / 1929 ft gain
    Emerald Lake via Edelman Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Big Horn, Wyoming.
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Backpack to Robin Lake

    5.0
    12 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Starting at Coffeen Park, head south on the Solitude Trail. This trail will wind through the woods for several miles, passing Lake Geneva, and then Solitude Lake. After a glimpse of Solitude (it's a bit off the trail to the west), you'll start the climb up to Geneva Pass. After Geneva Lake, the e...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Hike to Rainbow Lake in the Cloud Peak Wilderness

    Best accessed from the Geneva Pass trail, Rainbow Lake is a gorgeous hidden gem. It's not on the main Solitude Trail or the Lake Loop, but it's pretty straightforward to access. The lake is most easily reached via the Cliff Lake Trail. If you're approaching from Geneva Pass, take the Cliff Lake T...
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  • Big Horn County, Wyoming

    Cloud Peak Summit via Battle Park Trailhead

    24.06 mi / 5446 ft gain
    Cloud Peak Summit via Battle Park Trailhead is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Hyattville, Wyoming.
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Soldier's Park to Seven Brothers Lakes

    15.13 mi / 2018 ft gain
    Soldier's Park to Seven Brothers Lakes is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Buffalo, Wyoming.
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  • Ten Sleep, Wyoming

    Cloud Peak

    22.47 mi / 4895 ft gain
    Cloud Peak is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Buffalo, Wyoming.
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  • Big Horn County, Wyoming

    Summit Cloud Peak

    4.8
    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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  • Big Horn County, Wyoming

    Hike to Bomber Mountain

    5.0
    22.8 mi / 3000 ft gain
    Starting at West Tensleep Lake Trailhead is the best place to begin the trek up to Bomber Mountain. It is a 6.5 mile hike up to Mistymoon Lake following trail #63. It is about 1,100 foot elevation gain in the 6.5 miles, and the hike is very nice going in and out of the trees so you can get some s...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Backpack to Willow Lake in the Cloud Peak Wilderness

    5.0
    8.4 mi / 8100 ft gain
    This was my first ever backpacking adventure and I couldn't recommend a better first timer trip. It's only a little over 8 miles so can easily be done as a full day hike, or backpacking for beginners! To get to the trailhead, you'll take Hwy 16 west from Buffalo, WY to Forest Service Road 20. You...
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