Bears Ears Trail

Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming

Elevation Gain5,227ft
Trailhead Elevation9,303ft
Elevation Min/Max9303/11919ft
Elevation Start/End9303/9303ft

Bears Ears Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Baptiste Lake, Moss Lake Trail, Lizard Head Trail and Waskakie Pass Trail.

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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."

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Trail Information

Shoshone National Forest
Nearby City
Shoshone National Forest
Skill Level
Additional Use
Washakie Ranger District, (307) 332-5460, and Wind River Indian Reservation, (307) 332-7207
Local Contacts
USGS: Dickinson Park, Lizard Head Peak
Local Maps

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Sep 2018