Explore the best trails near Bighorn No 8 with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
At first doesn't seem too great because you are on a gravel path under power lines with the sounds of the Lafarge facility roaring away. After you pass a bench on a lookout and carry on into the canyon, it gets quiet and beautiful. Tons of spots for pictures, you walk along a rock bed. I went today with my boyfriend, the canyon isn't a wind blocker! After winding through the canyon you come across a waterfall, it was frozen on the outside with water rushing underneath. Carrying on to the left you get to a wide rock area with some shale hoodoos and one has a cave nestled in it. We climbed it, challenging scramble but worth it!! Thursday from 1pm-3:30pm, saw 2 other sets of people! Very beautiful views
Easy to do and lots of pretty sites to see. Took our two Bostons with us and they did really well. We started around 9 and saw only one person. Walked past the waterfall for a ways and then came back past the waterfall around 11:30, and it was quite crowded all the way back.
The hike is along the creek bed, its a great leg work out because the terrain is loose but I wasn't overly captivated by the scenery. I made the trail more enjoyable by running the way back. It's a good trail if you're in a pinch and need a quick place to go.
oh my, i rode mtbike (and i ride still at this very moment) a lot this summer that really helped me did the loop last Saturday 15Oct2016. Started at 1145a and came back down to the parking lot around 600p because i was slow. with my two buddies who took care almost every step i make especially on those dangerous parts up to that chain grab all the way to the summit. wow, was awesome but so nervous until i landed that trail down the hill. scary folks for beginners like me, not recommended. you need to be fit (if tired, take a rest, you need this), of course food and water, and focused whilst doing these top trails up to the summit but for intermediate plus hikers? oh yeah it is going to be fun and they know what to do. be careful up there! 4 stars from me, difficult.
This is an incredible hike, but be warned it is not for the faint of heart or intermediate hiker, especially to get to the summit. There is a ton of scrambling and scree skiing. Various terrains and lookout points along the way and make sure you are comfortable if you get off the trail. There are blue markers, but not always easy to find. Enjoy this amazing hike but it is not intermediate!
We did Yam a week ago, in the snow that came on the Sunday morning. The blue markers were great guides along the way; we were the first to hit the trail therefore marking the path so without the blue markers (when they were visible), we would have had much more difficulty route funding. As there was no one else on the trail that day, we had to turn back at the chain because we lost the route. We've dissected where we turned back and were told by the Park Ranger (we saw in the parking lot) that we did in fact reach the chain.
There was about an inch to inch and a half of snow and then there was a flash blizzard it seemed! We had timed it so that by the time we reached the chain area the system would have cleared but it ended up hanging around 3 hours longer than radar showed it would.
Anyway, all that to say, the hike was amazing. Route finding was the best part! We will conquer Yam before the real snow comes!!!