Bears Ears Trail is a hiking trail in Fremont County, Wyoming. It is within Shoshone National Forest and Popo Agie Wilderness Area. It is 15.6 miles long and begins at 9,303 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 23.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,227 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
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"Most Wind River trails pass for miles through subalpine forests, often with few inspiring vistas, while en route to the alpine heights. Many of the range’s higher trails only briefly touch the alpine country; most stay at or just below timberline. Much of the Wind Rivers’ alpine areas remain trail-less and are seldom visited save for occasional rock climbers or cross-country enthusiasts.
One exception, however, is the incomparable Bears Ears Trail. This high trail stays above timberline in alpine tundra, at elevations exceeding 11,000 feet, for 6 miles. The route offers splendid vistas into the range’s remote interior and to a dramatic array of ice-encrusted crags."
--Ben Adkison, Hiking Wyoming’s Wind River Range - 3rd Edition (Falcon Guides).
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