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

Cirque of the Towers and Lonesome Lake
Washakie Pass, Lizard Head, Cirque of the Towers Loop

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.

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.

Cirque of the Towers from Jackass Pass
Hailey Pass - Lizard Head - Cirque of the Towers Loop

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.

Shadow Lake
Texas Pass - Cirque of the Towers - Jackass Pass Loop

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.

Lonesome Lake and the Cirque of the Towers
Big Sandy to the Cirque of the Towers via 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.

Pyramid Peak, Mt. Hooker, Tower Peak and Bonneville Peak
Hailey Pass - Washakie Pass Loop

Distance: 35.5 miles (Loop)

This rewarding loop hike climbs over two panoramic passes on the Continental Divide and visits three beautiful lake basins.

Mt Hooker, Tower Peak, Glissade Peak and Mt Bonneville on the descent to Skull Lake
Big Sandy to Skull Lake Basecamp

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.