Hike to the Summit of Medicine Bow Peak
Wyoming › Medicine Bow Peak Trail - Lake Marie Trailhead
Added by Tobin Akehurst
Medicine Bow Peak has 4 different trailheads that lead to the summit with hikes ranging from 1.6 - 7.5 miles and up to a 2,000 ft elevation gain. Enjoy incredible views, wildflowers, and dozens of lakes in this alpine high-country.
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 1.6 mile route, to an incredible 7.5 mile loop.
The Four Trailheads are as follows:
- Lake Marie Trailhead (41.3315675,-106.3253345)
- Mirror Lake Trailhead (41.338138,-106.3235919)
- Lewis Lake Trailhead (41.3586405,-106.2944908)
- Dipper Lake Trailhead (41.3668013,-106.3475806)
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Full Moon Hike!
Did this as my first full moon night hike soon after I moved to WY from sunny CA. It was gorgeous and fun and so cold at midnight in September. There was wind and hail and whiskey at the top. It was so worth it, but I also bought my first puffy jacket the next day.
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