Backpacking Wyoming  by Doug Lorain

Backpacking Wyoming Guide Book

by Doug Lorain (Wilderness Press)
Backpacking Wyoming  by Doug Lorain
Backpacking Wyoming details the premier backpacking opportunities in the Cowboy State. Doug Lorain describes 28 trips plus 9 bonus ones with carefully crafted, field-tested itineraries, which range from two days to two weeks.

© Doug Lorain/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Backpacking Wyoming" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 37.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 37.

The trail skirts the meadows on the northeast side of gorgeous Beartooth Lake with stunning views across the water to rugged and very colorful Beartooth Butte. After just 75 yards the trail splits, th ...
Cody, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 21.4
The slightly uphill trail begins by going west through a forest of young lodgepole pines that are slowly recovering from the massive fires of 1988. Most of the trees are only about 15 feet tall, so sh ...
Cody, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 45.7
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The trail departs from right next to the signboard and descends for less than 0.1 mile through lodgepole pine woodlands to pretty Coyote Meadows. Wildflowers are abundant right from the start of this ...
Jackson, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 25.4
From the Gardiner Trailhead, the trail cuts through a narrow 60-yard strip of land between the church property on your left and a private campground on the right to a prominent trail sign. For the nex ...
Cody, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 32.2
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Several trails meet at or near this popular trailhead. The most heavily traveled route goes north up the canyon of Granite Creek (see Trip 13, page 113). For this trip, however, you go east on a trail ...
Jackson, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 37.2
The trail leaves from the north side of the road directly across from the parking lot and, after uniting with the separate horse access trail, ascends a slope partly forested with lodgepole pines, Dou ...
Jackson, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 61.7
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Located in the southeastern Bighorn Mountains not far off U.S. Highway 16, this short, relatively easy loop is a nice sampler of what this impressive range offers. The trail ascends 1.8 miles to a jun ...
Sheridan, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9
The Clarks Fork Trail starts near a horse corral on the northeast side of the small parking lot and travels gradually up and down through sagebrush, grassy areas, and open forests of Douglas firs, Eng ...
Cody, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23.3
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Loop lovers sometimes look at a map of the northern Shoshone National Forest and salivate over what appears to be a nearly perfect loop that goes up and down above the steep canyons of Crandall and Ti ...
Cody, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 43
As an enticing preview of what is to come, the trail starts in a beautiful mountain meadow of grasses and low sagebrush with good views to the west of a line of unnamed jagged peaks. The trail soon en ...
Riverton, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 37.1
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Eagle Creek, a major tributary of the North Fork Shoshone River, drains a large area across from the southeast border of Yellowstone National Park. The trail along this stream passes beneath tall peak ...
Cody, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 33
From the trailhead signboard go north, following signs to Wiggins Fork via Double Cabin, and in about 200 yards come to a calfto knee-deep ford of Frontier Creek. Although that simple description make ...
Jackson, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 27.4
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The wide trail goes upstream about 30 yards, past a large trailhead signboard and restroom building, to a metal bridge over the rushing Encampment River.
Laramie, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18.2
The wide, gravelly Glacier Trail takes off from the west end of the parking lot and switchbacks steadily up a semidesert hillside covered with grasses, sagebrush, junipers, and even a few prickly pear ...
Riverton, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 44.2
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Although equally dramatic in either direction, the spacing of campsites makes a counterclockwise circuit preferable, so begin by walking 0.4 mile back north along the gravel entrance road, and then tu ...
Jackson, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 48.5
From the trailhead head north up the wide canyon of Granite Creek on a gated jeep track that wanders very gradually uphill through a land of sagebrush, wildflowers, and open views of the towering peak ...
Jackson, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 32.5
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Beginning from the southwest corner of the parking lot, the trail goes briefly down a draw and comes to a fork, where the Lakeside Trail goes to the right
Jackson, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 70.9
If you start hiking from the parking area at the end of the reasonably good road, you immediately ford or jump over small Jojo Creek, then walk the road over a huge sagebrushcovered flat with the rath ...
Jackson, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 45.8
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The wide, sandy, and sometimes dusty trail departs from the northeast corner of the parking area and travels east through a lodgepole pine forest. Most of the trees here are regrowing from a natural r ...
Cody, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 61.5
Starting off the South Fork Shoshone River Road (Wyoming Highway 291) southwest of Cody, the trail goes west up the deep, rugged mountain valley of boisterous Ishawooa Creek, past two fine waterfalls, ...
Cody, WY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 46
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