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I absolutely loved this hike! We started on a Saturday around 6pm right after a major hail storm so the trail was covered with about 1-2” of hail. Made for a wet, sloshy but unique experience. Saw pikas, marmots, Clark’s nutcrackers, ravens, and even a set of weasels!

This time of day was magical! The sun cast golden hues on the mountains the entire hike. We didn’t make it to the Peak because it started getting dark. But the open meadows at the top literally took my breath away. one of my new favorite spots. So peaceful ...not another person on the trail!

Setting varies from shady woods to open rock fields and meadows. Could hear some highway noise for the first 1/2 mile or so but not terrible.

We walked down the ski slope to shorten the time so we’d get back before dark. It was just amazing overall. Can’t wait to go back and go all the way to Alberta Peak! We went about 4 miles round trip, in the hail and mud in just over 2 hours. Loved it!

on Laramie Peak

hiking
2 days ago

Besides the loose rocks on most of the trail, this was an amazing, scenic 10+ mile hike

Beautiful trail, and not very difficult or long. The whole hike took me 2.5 hrs, not stopping often or long. I didn't keep track of time, but the first lift tower for Wolf Creek could probably be reached at 30 min, and that is a good view a s beautiful hike in itself. There was an offshoot for Treasure Mountain. I'm not sure where that is but have a good guess it was the beautiful neighboring peak to the west. You could also continue to keep following the continental divide. Stunning views.

hiking
3 days ago

I tried accessing this trail two different ways and both drives ended at a different locked gate about 10 miles from the trailhead. The hike may be beautiful for all I know but I didn’t get a chance to see it.

We did this loop as a day hike (very doable if you get going early, move at a good pace etc). It took us a little over 8 hours.....a quick lunch stop, a few photo stops and a stop to purify water. For the most part, the All Trails map was great and got us from start to finish. However, the trail gets sketchy in spots and the topo map would have been really helpful so I could have seen where we should be in relation to lakes, creeks etc (and saved us some time). Be prepared for the climb as you leave lake solitude and hike down into misty moon. Beautiful scenery!!

One of our favorite hikes in the Bighorns. This area is rich in scenery, wildlife and trails to hike.

Great trail for the whole family.

hiking
18 days ago

Great trail for the entire family. We took our dog along and all had a wonderful time.

I did this hike with 2 other grown women and our 18yo daughters and their friends. The views are spectacular. The trail is well maintained, with just 2 downed trees that were easy to get around. It was easy walking, but a lot of elevation gain. It took us about 5 hours to hike it, but we stopped for a lot of pictures and we were not acclimated to the altitude.

I rated this a 4 and not a 5 because there was a lot of man-made stuff to distract from the views. Truck noise from the highway, backhoes and pile drivers working on the ski lifts. The trail basically follows the upper boundary of a ski area. But otherwise a very nice day hike.

Pretty easy trail, beautiful cliff hangings, mostly by the river with several spots to soak your feet. We loved it and the kids did well.

Gorgeous trail. Definitely more of an uphill on the way back.

hiking
19 days ago

A beautiful trail, but going to the bridge and back was NOT shady (at least between Noon-2pm). There were brief areas of shade where the cliffs were close on both sides, but for that first 1.75 miles (if that is what it really is to the bridge), I would say 75%+ of the time is not shaded. Wiped out my newbie hiking family :), but it was quite beautiful and worth it.

Lobo overlook has bathrooms and a picnic area. The trail is behind the radio tower. Given the continental divide trail is over 3,000 miles, I was wondering about the "5 mile" out and back. Seemed like too much of a rounded number for it to take us to an interesting destination which ended up true. We randomly stopped in the middle of the trail. Upon our return, we found out there was a lake around approximately 9 miles roundtrip. I would have rather had my lunch there! Otherwise, the sweeping views were lovely as were the wildflowers. The forest has suffered from much beetle kill. For more info and pics visit This hike is 16 miles. The trail portion is 5 miles. It then connects to the road for another 2. After 7 miles you reach the information area about the eroded rocks. It's another mile to walk anywhere near the rocks. The forest is dead from beetle kill. The trail is not hard, just long. But having to hike 16 miles just to see the rocks made me think I would have rather backpacked in so I would have the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll around the rocks whose views is obscured by dead trees. Or in a day, I think it would be better to rent a RZR or horseback. If the forest weren't dead, perhaps I would have enjoyed the hike a bit more. I've hiked the whole CT so its not about not enjoying the scenery, it's just with a particular idea in mind, the rocks aren't visible for some time. More info and pics at https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/07/30/things-to-do-in-creede/

Lower parallels river Little challenging rivers rocks by water Upper trail has some uphill but beautiful views Hiked these parts 2.5 hours Lower was more crowded

We had a group from 7-72 and everyone hiked to the bridge and back. Wonderful experience.

Gorgeous trail! Perfect for a solid day hike.

Bring bug spray. Overall great hike. We backpacked and stayed overnight at Lost Twin.

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful family friendly hike that you can make short or long with limited climbing on the way down or up. Plenty of spots along the river to hang out and enjoy the white water with your significant other or dog etc.

Great 2.5 hour out and back. Trail was easy to follow with only one down tree i can remember. Scenery along the ridge at the top of the hill is phenomenal. Loved to lush meadows as well and seeing the ol chair lifts. My German Shepherds loved this hike.

Absolutely stunning. Pretty rough coming back up it with a toddler and 2 puppies though.

hiking
30 days ago

Beautiful scenery and moderate difficulty. Easy to moderate length by turning back and nice shade.

hiking
1 month ago

really awesome trail for a day hike! we had two dogs.with us, off leash, and had no problems. they loved splashing around in the river throughout the hike. we went about 5 miles in and then back out, and found some great secluded spots to hang out and rest.

beautiful trail, long views, varied landscapes and plenty of interesting flora/fauna to look at along the way.

Especially fun to end up at the top of the mountain at the Wolf Creek chairlift.

We went hiking with our three young daughters and we had a fantastic time!!
The drive to the trail was beautiful and the trails were well marked. Flowers were beautiful!!! Views were outstanding!!!

backpacking
1 month ago

According to my watch, this trail, from the parking lot at West Tensleep Lake to the edge of Lake Helen was 6.89 miles, not 8.7 as All Trails says it is. Most people we passed on the trail expected it to be around 5 miles. Not sure why there’s such a discrepancy. The trail is well used and maintained, and the scenery is beautiful! Mosquitos were in full force at the lake, and they mean business. They found any spot that may not have been sprayed and they bite through clothes. Well worth the effort. I will most certainly do this trail again.

This was such a fun hike! There are lots of dead trees, but honestly, all the grass and wildflowers make you forget those. It’s so fun to hike part of the Continental Divide Trail in a really pretty spot. We did an easy scramble onto the top of Alberta Peak, which was also fun.

The peak isn’t marked, so look at pictures of it so you recognize it when you come upon it. It’s recognizable if you know what you’re looking for! A big pile of rocks, that is.

Also spied three pika. That was super exciting.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Went to the first bridge and back because some people were worn out but up to then it was one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever been on. The cliff walls on either side of you while you are next to the river are amazing.

backpacking
1 month ago

I went up Laramie Peak this morning, And it was a interesting route. Though we made it to the top, it’s definitely occupied by the most annoying flies. But the view is definitely worth it. I would suggest bugs spray and water. A lot of rocks on the route so some shoes that secures the ankle from rolling. I definitely got a good workout in and some amazing pictures!

hiking
1 month ago

This was a wonderful trail that is easy to hike. We took our dogs and a huge group of all ages and there is plenty of places to get down to the river. Beautiful rock cliffs on both sides. We only went 2 miles in but again it was perfect.

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