Wind River Highline Trail

Riverton, Wyoming 82501

Wind River Highline Trail

Wind River Highline Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Comparable to the famous John Muir Trail through California’s Sierra Nevada, the Highline Trail is the classic long-distance ramble in the Wind River Range. Usually begun at the Big Sandy Trailhead in the south (Trip 17, see p. 153) and completed at the Green River Lakes in the north (Trip 15, see p. 131), this magnificent adventure traces a wildly scenic course through the heart of these mountains. Along the way it accesses so many outstanding side trips that you could easily spend a month seeing only a portion of the many wonders. If scenery is your goal, then whenever possible, it is better to follow the old Highline Trail (now called the Fremont Trail) rather than the newer, rerouted Highline Trail. The old trail stays closer to the high peaks, although it passes somewhat fewer lakes and the campsites are generally more exposed. Regardless of which route you select, bring a fishing pole, a camera, and a good map to scout out the countless great side trips along the way."

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Trail Information

Riverton
Nearby City
72.5
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
8–20 days
Duration
Mid-July to early October
Season
Pinedale Ranger District, Bridger-Teton National Forest
Local Contacts
Earthwalk Press Northern Wind River Range and Southern Wind River Range
Local Maps