Encampment, Wyoming

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  • Carbon County, Wyoming

    Hike to Green Mountain Falls

    7.2 mi / 120 ft gain
    From Encampment, Wyoming, start driving up the scenic Battle Pass. You'll drive about 6 miles from town. Turn on FR 550 towards Hog Park Reservoir. Take a right at the sign for Green Mountain Falls Trailhead (it is a short, wooden sign--be on the lookout!).There are a few options from here: you c...
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  • Carbon County, Wyoming

    Fly Fish at Heart Lake

    When most people come to Medicine Bow National Forest, they usually do one of two hikes: the Lakes Trail or the Peak. Yes, both are spectacular. But break out your topo map to discover some of Medicine Bow's hidden gems, like Heart Lake.The first adventure of this hike is getting there. From High...
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  • Carbon County, Wyoming

    Hike to the Summit of Medicine Bow Peak

    4.4
    1.6 mi
    Medicine Bow Peak (12,014ft) is the highest summit in the Snowy Range of Wyoming. There is a network of quality alpine trails leading around the mountain and up to the summit. Stop in at the Visitor Center in Centennial for a free map of the area and pick your route. Options exist from a direct 1...
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  • Carbon County, Wyoming

    Photograph the Snowy Range

    5.0
    Starting at the Medicine Bow Peak TH you have easy access to Lake Marie, Mirror Lake, and Lookout Lake for sunrise. When the water is calm these crystal clear lakes provide incredible reflections of Medicine Bow Peak. Nearby Snowy Range Pass provides dramatic views of the range, and on a clear d...
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  • Carbon County, Wyoming

    Backpack the Medicine Bow Peak Trail in the Snowy Range Mountains

    7 mi / 1679 ft gain
    Take the Snowy Range Scenic Byway to Lake Marie trail head. Lake Marie trail head is the farthest west trailhead and parking area in the immediate Snowy Range Area.  Parking in the lot there. I went on a Friday evening and there was one vehicle there. Double check you gear and tighten your hikin...
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  • Centennial, Wyoming

    Hike Sheep Lake Trail

    6 mi / 1000 ft gain
    There are a few ways to get you to Sheep Lake Trail, this particular one will take you to the trailhead via the Lewis Lake Trailhead near the picnic area. It makes it a longer hike, but trust, it's a beautiful one, and definitely not a hike you'll want to miss. The hike starts at an approximate e...
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  • Walden, Colorado

    Hike the Zirkel Circle (Gilpin Lake Loop)

    5.0
    11 mi / 2390 ft gain
    The Slavonia trailhead is easily accessible from Steamboat Springs. The drive up CR 129 passes through beautiful ranch land before turning on to Seedhouse Road. Follow Seedhouse Rd to the end. There are several turn offs and dispersed camping in this area, however, the main road goes to the trail...
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  • Centennial, Wyoming

    Camp Brooklyn Lake

    The road leading to this campground is a rocky one, lots of dust and a bumpy ride lead to this mountain escape. The campground is situated just above Brooklyn Lake, about a 15 minute drive away from the Lewis Lake trailhead. It has a few first come first serve camp sites that you can try and swip...
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  • Rock River, Wyoming

    Hike to Crater Lake, Medicine Bow National Forest

    3 mi / 751 ft gain
    To get here use exit 272 (Arlington) on I-80 and then proceed south on WY-13 for a quarter mile. Turn right on Elk Mountain Arlington Rd, from here on out the roads are unpaved.  After a mile turn left on Forest Rd 111, following signs for Medicine Bow National Forest.  Continue on Forest Rd 111 ...
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  • Walden, Colorado

    Backpack to Slide Lake in Mt. Zirkel Wilderness

    6.4 mi / 1777 ft gain
    Start at the Rainbow Lake Trailhead 1126 in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness which is 19 miles south west of Walden, Colorado off Country Road 22A.The 6.4 mile out and back to Slide lake starts out at an elevation of 8750 and gives you a total elevation gain of 1777 feet at the end at Slide Lake. You...
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  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Hike to Mad Creek Barn

    3.0
    Surrounded by ranches, barns are a common sight around Steamboat Springs, Colorado. There’s a great hike you can do to an old homestead to enjoy one of the best old barns in the area. Mad Creek Trail is a favorite hike of locals and tourists in Steamboat. The Mad Creek Trailhead is about 5 miles ...
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  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Strawberry Park Hot Springs

    4.6
    No matter the time of year, if you are going to be anywhere near Steamboat Springs, Strawberry Park Hot Springs is a can’t-miss experience. Steamboat is known primarily as a ski resort, but the area also offers amazing hikes and fishing in the summer, and top-notch leaf-peeping in the fall. Add a...
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Camping and Lodging in Encampment

Encampment River Campground
Encampment, Wyoming

Encampment River Campground

Bottle Creek Group Picnic Site
Encampment, Wyoming

Bottle Creek Group Picnic Site

Jack Creek Crew Quarters
Saratoga, Wyoming

Jack Creek Crew Quarters

Jack Creek Guard Station
Saratoga, Wyoming

Jack Creek Guard Station

Snow Survey Cabin
Saratoga, Wyoming

Snow Survey Cabin

Brush Creek Work Center Barrack
Saratoga, Wyoming

Brush Creek Work Center Barrack

Guides, Insights and Stories from Encampment

A weekend well spent in Medicine Bow National Forest

A weekend well spent in Medicine Bow National Forest

Grant Whitty