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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Your free map from the visitor center in Centennial, Wy Day hiking stuff

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Spring, Summer, Autumn

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1.6 Miles



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Swimming Hole

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30 days ago

Not very prominent peak

Super fun hike and enjoyed my time up there by all means, the summit didn't feel very much like a summit though. Pretty gradual towards the top. Still a solid day hike!

30 days ago

8 months ago

Fall Hike

This took us about 7-8 hours to complete. Well worth it!

8 months ago

Added by Tobin Akehurst

I am from the Pacific Northwest, where the mountains meet the sea. When I eschew the trappings of the modern world and venture into the mountains I feel as though I am revived by simplicity, renewed by the power of violent geography.

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