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Backpack to Robin Lake

Buffalo, Wyoming

based on 1 reviews



12 miles

Elevation Gain

1500 ft

Route Type



Added by Kyle Frost

This beautiful lake just over Geneva pass is a great basecamp for exploring Sheepherder Basin.

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 elevation comes quickly, and in a relatively short distance. Push through it and you'll be at the pass in no time.

This is a beautiful area, and the pass is a dramatic notch in the surrounding mountains. Keep an eye out for old mining equipment. Once you crest the pass, it's a short walk to a view of Robin Lake, just on the other side.

There is plentiful camping around the lake, in the rocky outcroppings nearby, or at a few of the unnamed lakes just a few minutes further down the trail. It's pretty hard to go wrong. We chose to find some flat ground in a group of raised rock outcroppings because it provided us a fantastic view of Black Tusk peeking over the ridgelines.

Robin Lake is a great basecamp if you're looking to explore some of the other beautiful lakes in the nearby.

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Backpack to Robin Lake Reviews

This place exceeded my expectations by a landslide. I found this trip looking on Outbound collective and immediately started planning my July 4 long weekend backpacking trip. I was so sad to hear that the road conditions to coffeen park trail head were not suitable for our Honda CRV. We found another route starting at pint rock lake trailhead which had an improved road system (still over an hour of dirt roads and switchbacks but the CRV easily made it on this road). We took trail 059 to teepee pole flats making a left a the junction to get on 038 (solitude trail) we continued on until robin lake for ~ 10 miles day 1 and camped at robin lake. The next morning we headed south back on solitude until it meets with 060 cliff lake loop trail. We completed the cliff lake loop and the trail met back up with the solitude trail until it met back up with 059 and camped in a meadow about 2 miles from the original trail head for about 11 miles day 2. Roughly all in all the trip was about 23 miles with numerous swift and high river crossings we stayed in our Tevas for about 2 miles straight due to all the crossings it was easier than constantly changing shoes. As the trail hints this place is amazing for finding solitude in the wilderness. We only passed 10 people total over the holiday weekend. Saw many moose and all the lakes were beautiful. Highly reccomend

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