Browns Peak Loop in Snowy Range

MODERATE 6 reviews

Browns Peak Loop in Snowy Range is a 12.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Centennial, Wyoming that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,407 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

lake

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

Easy ~13 mile loop backpacking around Browns Peak in the Snowy Range of Medicine Bow Forest

backpacking
7 days ago

This trail was a lot of fun, started at the Sheep Lake Trailhead and backpacked the loop to end back at Brooklyn Lake. Hiked in a little over a mile on a Friday night, then split the remainder of the 14 mi. total trail on Saturday/Sunday. Weather was good, little bit of rain and hail but not bad at all. Caught some brookies at North Gap Lake, plenty of people up there fishing. My only warning would be to inexperienced backpackers - when you arrive at North Gap lake (either before or after you go over the gap at Browns Peak), there is a cascade of boulders between you and the continuation of your journey that could be a little challenging. I've seen some people say to go up top to the shelf and OVER the boulders, however we stayed low on the water and walked on the boulders. It was...unpleasant, but doable. Our dog got stuck at one point so we had to drop packs to go back and get him, but all ended well. Was just a bit of a surprise to us, so thought it might help other people. Overall, beautiful trail, will definitely be back to backpack again!

backpacking
10 days ago

Stunning! 10/10

backpacking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Not crowded!

10 months ago

A lot of open spaces, we got hailed on for a majority of the way but a good, flat hike regardless

hiking
11 months ago