Encampment River Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Doug Lorain, Backpacking Wyoming (Wilderness Press).
"Located 6 miles south of the town of Encampment, on BLM lands and in the Medicine Bow National Forest. A 2- to 3-day hike beside the rushing rapids and calm, smooth stretches of a unique wilderness river."
--Bill Hunger, Hiking Wyoming (Falcon Guides).
Great time. Hiked all day and saw only 3 people. Old mines dot the trail, great trout fishing at many deep pools, old cabin on the trail to explore and lots and lots of bones scatter the ground. Trail is narrow in areas and a good pair of hiking books is a must. Stay at the campground at the head of the trail quiet and clean. If you fish take your light weight gear and a pair of wading shoes. Look for the submerged wooden bridge for the best fishing. Well worth the while. I look forward to hiking / camping / fishing Encampment again!
Great trail! We started from the Commissary Park Trailhead and didn't run into anyone else on the trail despite the crowd at Hog Park for July 4rth. No one was using the primitive sites along the way and the walk was quite pretty and fairly easy for someone who is 8 months pregnant. It's also a great trail for water-loving dogs.
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