Dads Lake Trail

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Dads Lake Trail is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,361 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

From Pinedale, drive south on Hwy 191. At Boulder, turn left on Hwy 353 and drive 18 miles to the end of the pavement. Shorty after the pavement ends, go straight through the junction, and drive south crossing the Big Sandy River (Buckskin Crossing). At next junction, turn left (east) and drive 7 miles. Turn left at the following jct and follow the main road to the Big Sandy Campground and trailhead. This trailhead is remote, so be sure to have a full tank of gas.

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7 months ago

I only went part of the way to Dad's Lake on the Freemont Trail from the Big Sandy Trailhead. It's kind of just a walk through the trees until about 3.5 miles, and then you are in a beautiful meadow with wildflowers and great views of the mountains. I suspect that Dad's Lake is more than 10.8 miles RT from the traihead, because I turned around at 4.5 miles. According to the map, there was quite a ways to go still at that point. This hike is the first part of longer hikes into the Bridger Wilderness, i.e., the hike to Dream Lake and beyond.

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Mon Apr 23 2018

took my children into dads lake and out in one day. It was a very well maintained trail that was easy to walk with the kids. Beautiful views the entire way in and out.

Sun Jun 25 2017

AWESOME

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Sun Aug 24 2014

Easy well maintained trail to a nice lake with great views

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