Darby Canyon Wind Cave Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Darby, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The trailhead is located about 20 minutes just outside the town of Driggs at the end of Darby Canyon Road. It is very easy to miss the turnoff from Highway 33. The turn off is south of the Spud Theater. When you get to the fork that goes to the girls camp, stay left.
Amazing hike, so beautiful the whole way and the cave is well worth it! It's huge with a beautiful waterfall!
We went October 10, 2016. The trail was muddy and had some standing water until the last .25 miles. From there it was snow covered. We ascended to the mouth of the wind cave, which was a little difficult since it was snow and ice covered. We slipped a few times but since this was one of our favorite hikes, we wanted to get to the entrance. The waterfall was still present although the amount of water was reduced due to the time of the year. Getting down from the cave to the monument was hard due to the snow and ice.
We have hiked this trail from June to October. I think October is a little late if you want to do some cave exploring. Enjoy.
Too much snow to get all the way to the caves! But beautiful!
Beautiful the whole way.
cave was cool short morning hike
What a great hike!! Changing on the way up and totally worth it! Pretty treacherous toward the top but totally worth it! Took about 3 hours up and 1.5 back down. Plus the most beautiful views! Especially great for a very special moment! Can't wait to do it again!
Hiked this on day 2 of the Tetons, day 5 of our trip out west from PA. It was pretty strenuous on the latter half up but definitely doable if you take your time and well worth the effort. There were several spots below the cave that looked like they would be full of wildflowers earlier in the season. Getting into the cave this time of year was pretty easy, just be careful as the rocks are slippery. I passed a group of guys that said they had been walking through the cave for 3 hours so it must go pretty far back. They didn't seem to be equipped with any extra gear so I imagine it's an easy trek.
great hike. straight up and down. Some scrambling involved once you get to the cave. both our watches (Garmin) said about 6.5 miles. Wish we were up there a few weeks earlier for the flowers. take a head lamp if you want to explore the cave.
Was a great hike. My puppy and I made the young trip in about 4 hours with numerous stops on the way up. Well worth the time.
I loved this hike! Took my 6 year old on it and he made it up to the cave.
Beautiful scenery and easy upwards trail.
Such an amazing hike. The view on the hike up is incredible and ends with a waterfall and cave! Absolutely worth the hike!
This was a fun, intense hike. It took our family with a 13 and 9 year old about five hours roundtrip. The wind cave at the end has a cool payoff as you can get deep inside. I'd bring an extra layer inside the cave as it's a bit chilly.
Loved this trail. Easy to follow with amazing views through some pristine wilderness. Waterfalls and cave are spectacular. Absolutely worth the effort.
Well worth the trek up. The falls are incredible but the hike up into the wind cave is the highlight.
Wonderful hike with beautiful wildflowers on the trail right now. Elevation change can be a bit much the higher up you go if not in cardiovascular shape. Just take your time to the top. Wind cave is amazing and worth all the work!
Very beautiful hike. Probably best to start in the morning-ish, and if you're not used to cardio in high elevation, this can be a tough one.
Great views. Worth every switch back to the top. Don't forget to look up on the ascent.