Sinks Canyon State Park is six miles southwest of Lander, Wyoming on Highway 131. Sinks Canyon State Park features a geologic phenomenon in which the Popo Agie River vanishes into a large cavern (the Sinks) but reappears in a trout- filled pool, the Rise, about half a mile down the canyon. These trout live a leisurely life, with no fishing allowed. A visitor center features wildlife and recreation exhibits, viewing sites and interpretive signs about wildlife and habitat requirements. The park contains hiking trails and offers camping, picnicking, rock climbing and fishing. Sinks Canyon is home to a wide variety of wildlife, birds and plants. Visitors might see porcupines, black bears, red squirrels, bighorn sheep, mule deer, moose or golden eagles.

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2 months ago

We went up to see where the water appears and where the gigantic fish ate, then went up on the loop trail. We saw a Grizzly which looked at as, thought a second, then turned and bounded down the trail away from us. We turned around and went back to let the ranger know and not press our luck.
We then went down to see the sinks that disappear into a cavern. It was a beautiful hike and well worth the drive. The information posted along the trail was highly informative and interesting.
FYI We will be buying bear spray for our next hikes in the area.

I'll be posting our outing on my blog and YouTube channel. www.tgitrailtime.wordpress.com

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3 months ago

We opted for the Middle Fork Falls trail that starts from Bruce's picnic area at the end of the Sinks Canyon Road. A wonderful moderate trail (easy for the fit and kids) with beautiful wildflowers in mid-July and views along most of the trail. Photos of the series of waterfalls at trail's end don't do it justice. Plenty of water volume this year makes them all very picturesque. Also, we saw people wading in several side pools that looked safe and very tempting on a hot day.

4 months ago

We really enjoyed this short hike. Great views all around and some nice shade in the forest. Call into the visitor center for good info on the area.

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5 months ago

June 8: Began at Bruce’s Parking Lot, walking out about 1.5 miles, then returning. Profusion of wildflowers, essentially flat. A beautiful stroll.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Loved everything.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Great starter trail for the year. Highly suggest

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Simple trail run, I branched off and hiked the near by peak

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Excellent!

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ahhhh. 20 minutes to wilderness.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Growing up in Lander I tell everyone that you need to go up to the falls. It's an easy hike compared to most of the Winds but you won't be disappointed. Try it in the winter!

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

A nice, laid back trail. I would hike it again....it's a beginner trail and good if you're not yet used to the altitude. I started at the trail head at the Popo Agie campground.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Went out the day after Christmas (2013). Weather between 30-40 degrees. As a newbie, I managed to get off track on the outbound leg, following a snowmobile path that took me at least a half-mile out of the way, and which dumped me out on a highway above Bruce's Parking Area, the designated "turnaround" point. Caused this flatlander to have to climb 1000+' in altitude, instead of the gentle 600' I was expecting.
Paid more attention on the flat return. Beautiful, snow-covered walk. If you do it RIGHT, it's a nice, easy dayhike.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

This was a excellent hike first thing in the morning. We started at the Bruces Trailhead and shot straight up to the Falls. The spring runoff made this quie a sight to see. Warnings had been posted first halfmile due to a kill close to trail. After the Falls we looped to the North and came across the ridges until we found a nice spot to come back down to the road. Awesome area, I can't wait to bring the whole family up here. The Sinks visitors center was a great plae to visit as well.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I took the Middle Fork Trail head near Bruce's picnic area. This trail is just beyond Sinks Canyon State Park. I am new to the area and hope I do not confuse anyone. But, this was a good starter trail if you are not used to the altitude. The whole trail was not oped at the time I did it. But being adventurous, I looped up behind the falls and found an old standing Teepee next to the river from there I went up the top of ridge behind the falls.(this is where I ran into the Moose), but it was worth it for the back country views of the rest of the range. Enjoyed it a lot!!

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