Little Sandy Lake

Pinedale, Wyoming

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Located 50 miles northeast of Farson or 60 miles southeast of Pinedale, in the extreme southeastern corner of the Bridger Wilderness. A day hike or easy overnighter to a spectacular lake setting.

Little Sandy Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Located 50 miles northeast of Farson or 60 miles southeast of Pinedale, in the extreme southeastern corner of the Bridger Wilderness. A day hike or easy overnighter to a spectacular lake setting."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Pinedale
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Local Contacts: Pinedale Ranger District (307) 367-4326
Local Maps: Bridger-Teton National Forest Pinedale Ranger District map; USGS: Sweetwater Needles, Sweetwater Gap, Temple Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Little Sandy Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

3/23/2001
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Perhaps the hardest part of the Little Sandy Lake trip is reaching the trailhead. If you have a car or other low clearence vehicle you may have to hike a few extra miles to reach the trail. It is best to use caution with your vehicle out here as it is quite a ways from a town of any signifigance. The Little Sandy lake trail is fairly well marked but I did find myself peering for Rock Cairns and using my own judgement to stay on trek occasionally. I so no other hikers on my 2-day excursion there and all signs indicate that this area sees relatively little use. There are some great views of peaks towering above the small lake and I did find some great climbing within a days hike of the lake. I found hiking through the burnt areas of the trail (from a fire back in the 80's) a little depressing but it is encouraging to see the area slowly rejuvanating.



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