Dickinson Park and Bears Ears Trail Loop

Riverton, Wyoming

Dickinson Park & Bears Ears Trail Loop Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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Trail Information

Riverton
Nearby City
37.1
Distance
5,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
3–6 days
Duration
Mid-July to October
Season
Washakie Ranger District, Shoshone National Forest
Local Contacts
Earthwalk Press Southern Wind River Range
Local Maps
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Jun 2018