Frontier Creek

Dubois, Wyoming

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Day hikers can follow this route as far as they like. Backpackers have a host of options. This is a good trip for beginners. From the sign at the trailhead, the Frontier Creek Trail heads north across the meadow. Within 0.5 mile, it crosses Frontier Creek and enters lodgepole pine forest, where it begins a long, almost unnoticeable ascent. The lodgepole pine gives way to Douglas-fir and Engelmann spruce after about 5 miles. You reach the signed junction with Cougar Pass Trail at 7 miles, 0.5 mile beyond a small meadow. From here, the trail continues upstream, with occasional good views of the narrowing and increasingly dramatic canyon of Frontier Creek. The trail ends at 9 miles at a ford where the canyon turns sharply east.

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"Day hikers can follow this route as far as they like. Backpackers have a host of options. This is a good trip for beginners.

From the sign at the trailhead, the Frontier Creek Trail heads north across the meadow. Within 0.5 mile, it crosses Frontier Creek and enters lodgepole pine forest, where it begins a long, almost unnoticeable ascent. The lodgepole pine gives way to Douglas-fir and Engelmann spruce after about 5 miles. You reach the signed junction with Cougar Pass Trail at 7 miles, 0.5 mile beyond a small meadow. From here, the trail continues upstream, with occasional good views of the narrowing and increasingly dramatic canyon of Frontier Creek. The trail ends at 9 miles at a ford where the canyon turns sharply east."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Dubois
Distance: 18
Elevation Gain: 1,550 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: Best June through September
Trailhead Elevation: 8,050 feet
Top Elevation: 9,600 feet
Local Contacts: Shoshone National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Snow Lake, Emerald Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Frontier Creek

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May 2018