Best Hikes in 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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