Dickinson Park & Bears Ears Trail Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"As an enticing preview of what is to come, the trail starts in a beautiful mountain meadow of grasses and low sagebrush with good views to the west of a line of unnamed jagged peaks. The trail soon enters a forest of mostly lodgepole pines and begins gradually climbing in a series of irregularly spaced, lazy switchbacks. At 1.6 miles you enter the Popo Agie Wilderness after which the trail continues its pattern of gently ascending switchbacks in open forest. As you gain elevation the forest changes from mostly lodgepole pines to a mix of Engelmann spruces, subalpine firs, and whitebark pines. The first views come at around 3.5 miles when you reach a sloping, willow-choked meadow beneath a row of rocky pinnacles. The trail loops around the top of this meadow, then curves back to the west and traverses a rocky slope to indistinct Adams Pass. You are now above treeline, so the views are unobstructed and superb."