Wiggins Fork to Emerald Lake

Dubois, Wyoming

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Located 30 miles north of Dubois, in the south-central section of the Washakie Wilderness. A multi-day hike into a wild, volcanic canyon that ends in an enchanting alpine lake setting.

Wiggins Fork to Emerald Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Located 30 miles north of Dubois, in the south-central section of the Washakie Wilderness. A multi-day hike into a wild, volcanic canyon that ends in an enchanting alpine lake setting."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Dubois
Distance: 28
Elevation Gain: 2,250 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Local Contacts: Wind River Ranger District (307) 455-2466
Local Maps: Shoshone National Forest north half visitor map; USGS: Snow Lake, Emerald Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Wiggins Fork to Emerald Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

9/9/2000
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I did this hike in combination with Frontier Creek(one drainage to the West)with several friend and had a great experience. Huge, volcanic cliffs rule the scenery and create a spectacular backdrop. If you are a fan of river crossings, then this is the hike for you as you must cross numerous times before getting to Emerald Lake. I didn't see as much wildlife here as I did in the Teton Wilderness, but we did see grizzly tracks about five miles in. Some of the meadows in this drainage and in the Frontier Creek drainage would be amazing campsites. The pass in between the two creeks has an incredible view, but is a bit dangerous when snow or ice covered. One of my buddies took a pretty nasty tumble into the rock field at the bottom of the snow. I would recommend this hike for those who love isolation, as we never saw anyone during the whole hike(4 days). Because of the incredible scenery it's hard to understand why this place isn't more popular.



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May 2018