Hardpan Lake

Cody, Wyoming

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The trail ascends through lodgepole pine, Douglas-fir, and aspen and forks within 0.5 mile. The trail is wide and easy to follow as it climbs continuously. At 2 miles, the trees thin out and the canopy becomes mostly whitebark pine and subalpine fir. You get spectacular views of the peaks of the North Absaroka Wilderness, as well as the mighty ramparts of Wapiti Ridge. In July the wildflower display is truly extraordinary. Highlights: Spectacular views; wildlife viewing access to Wapiti Ridge, one of the largest and most striking escarpments in the Yellowstone ecosystem.

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"The trail ascends through lodgepole pine, Douglas-fir, and aspen and forks within 0.5 mile. The trail is wide and easy to follow as it climbs continuously. At 2 miles, the trees thin out and the canopy becomes mostly whitebark pine and subalpine fir.

You get spectacular views of the peaks of the North Absaroka Wilderness, as well as the mighty ramparts of Wapiti Ridge. In July the wildflower display is truly extraordinary. Highlights: Spectacular views; wildlife viewing access to Wapiti Ridge, one of the largest and most striking escarpments in the Yellowstone ecosystem."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Cody
Distance: 22
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Backpack
Season: Best June through September
Trailhead Elevation: 7,000 feet
Top Elevation: 10,400 feet
Local Contacts: Shoshone National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Flag Peak, Wapiti, Twin Creek, Ptarmigan Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Hardpan Lake

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May 2018