Platte River Trail

Platte River Wilderness Area, Wyoming

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Platte River Trail is a hiking trail in Carbon County, Wyoming. It is within Platte River Wilderness Area. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 7,605 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 264 feet.
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Platte River Trail is a hiking trail in Carbon County, Wyoming. It is within Platte River Wilderness Area. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 7,605 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 264 feet.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Platte River Wilderness Area
Distance: 0.5
Elevation Gain: 264 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 7,605 feet
Top Elevation: 7,645 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Platte River Trail
Parks: Platte River Wilderness Area
Elevation Min/Max: 7605/7645 ft
Elevation Start/End: 7605/7605 ft
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Located 25 miles southwest of Encampment in the southwestern corner of the Medicine Bow Range. A long and rugged day hike or enjoyable overnighter beside the shores of a wild and scenic river.

Special attractions include blue-ribbon trout fishing, abundant and varied wildlife and waterfowl, a powerful river. Some feel that fall is the best time to experience this canyon, when peaceful waters offer more fishing, swimming, and bald eagle observation opportunities. They may be right in one sense. Traveling this trail in the spring yielded more ticks per mile than any other trail I’ve hiked.

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8/8/2008
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Unless you live in Encampment or Saratoga, it is a long way to drive for a very easy hike. -the Platte offers great fishing along this trail. There is very little elevation gain as the trail just follows the river. -You can hike as far as you want (until you get bored) and then hike back out.



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