Big Sandy Trailhead, Wyoming
Location: Wyoming's Wind River Range
In west-central Wyoming, 57 miles from Pinedale, WY and 77 miles from Lander, WY.
Big Sandy Hiking Trails
Distance: 36.0 miles (Loop)
This backpack, one of my favorite trips in the southern Wind River Range, climbs over two panoramic passes, crosses the spectacular Lizard Head Plateau and visits the amazing Cirque of the Towers.
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.
Distance: 40.3 miles (Loop)
This great loop trip in the southern Wind River Range climbs over Hailey and Jackass Passes, crosses the spectacular Lizard Head Plateau and visits the amazing Cirque of the Towers.
Distance: 24.5 miles (Loop)
For experienced backpackers only, this trip follows a combination of trails and off-trail routes to cross Texas Pass into the stunning Cirque of the Towers. Complete the loop by exiting the Cirque via the Jackass Pass.
Distance: 18.0 miles (Round Trip)
The shortest route to the Cirque of the Towers, an amazing spectacle of jagged peaks and spires rising over 12,000-ft. above Lonesome Lake, is via Big Sandy Lake and Jackass Pass trails.
Distance: 35.5 miles (Loop)
This rewarding loop hike climbs over two panoramic passes on the Continental Divide and visits three beautiful lake basins.
Distance: 19.8 - 20.4 miles (Round Trip)
Families and parties looking for an easy backpack into a basecamp with great day hiking and fishing opportunities will love the trip to the Washakie Creek and East Fork Valleys featuring splendid scenery with plenty of high peaks and lovely lakes.