Glacier Trail

Dubois, Wyoming 82513

Glacier Trail

Glacier Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A rugged, five to eight day (or longer) hike to the largest glacial area and highest peak in Wyoming, located approximately 15 miles southeast of Dubois, in the northeast section of the Wind River Range."

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"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 cacti. After 0.6 mile bear left at a junction with Whiskey Mountain Trail, soon enter the Fitzpatrick Wilderness, and at 0.8 mile come to a junction with the Lake Louise Trail. Go left and cross a sturdy wooden bridge over Torrey Creek, stopping first to admire the stream as it races down a narrow chasm in a roaring cataract."

Glacier Trail Reviews

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I didn't do the entire trail but I did the first 9 or so miles that it takes to hike out to Double Lake. This is the trail that will take you to Gannet peak and it is not for someone without a fair amount of experience as it is a strenuous hike. The trail starts at the Trail lakes trailhead and begins the climb here, you will continue on pass several turn offs for different trails, eventually you begin a 1000 foot climb up a switchback which is mostly through boulder fields. You come out on top in a high subalpine meadow. This has some nice views but it is also a "wet meadow". The trail here is mostly a flowing creek and very muddy and wet for most of the 2.5 mile hike through it. You eventually come to a saddle which sits at around 10,700ft, this is where you finally get to start doing down thought a stand of very dead trees to the phillips lakes and eventually you will hit Double lake. It is very beautiful here but the mosquitos are absolutely horrible so one word for you...DEET!

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Trail Information

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5,145 feet
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Wind River Ranger District (307) 455-2466
Local Contacts
Shoshone National Forest southern half visitor's map, Torrey Lake, Inkwells, Fremont Peak North, Gannet Peak, Downs Mountain USGS quads. Earthwalk Press's Northern Wind River Range hiking map.
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