Best Hikes in Elkhart Park Trailhead, Wyoming

Location: Wyoming's Wind River Range

In west-central Wyoming, 14.6 miles northeast of Pinedale, Wyoming

Elkhart Park Hiking Trails

Bald Mountain Basin

Big Sandy to Elkhart Park via Fremont and Highline Trails

Distance: 53.8 miles (One Way)

Panoramic views of the high peaks along the Continental Divide, lovely lake basins and varied terrain are the hallmarks of this terrific point-to-point backpack along the Fremont and Highline trails.

Clark Lake and the high peaks to the west

New Fork Lakes to Island Lake & out Elkhart Park

Distance: 45.7 miles (One Way)

Towering granite walls, glorious alpine meadows, beautiful lakes and panoramic views of soaring peaks are the hallmarks of this terrific point-to-point backpack that follows the scenic New Fork and Highline trails to Island Lake. Return to civilization via the Seneca Lake and Pole Creek Trails to Elkhart Park.

Island Lake and the peaks towering above Titcomb Basin

Island Lake Backpack

Distance: 24.3 miles (Round Trip)

This very popular backpack leads to Island Lake (10,346-ft.), a stunning destination with great day hiking, good fishing and scenic campsites. The trail to the lake, if done in one day, is long and tiring with lots of ups and downs.

Mount Lester from the south end of Upper Cook Lake

Cook - Island Lakes Loop

Distance: 32.6 miles (Loop)

The Pole Creek Trail, in conjunction with a segment of the Highline trail, is used to create an interesting and highly scenic loop that explores the Cook Lakes, crosses panoramic Lester Pass, visits the stunning Island Lake area and then returns to the trailhead via the Seneca Lake and Pole Creek trails.

View from Photographers Point

Photographer's Point

Distance: 9.4 miles (Round Trip)

Photographer’s Point, one of the most popular day hikes in the Wind River Range, leads to a breathtaking overlook where a sea of jagged summits along the western side of the Continental Divide fill the horizon.

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