Darby Canyon Wind Cave Trail

MODERATE 88 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2020 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

horseback riding

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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.

4 minutes ago

One of my favorite hikes so far

19 hours ago

it's been my favorite since I was a teen. beautiful adventure this one is.

hiking
5 days ago

Great hike, heavy rains from the night before meant that we had to find alternate stream crossings at several locations, and the trail essentially was a stream at others. Still snow up at the cave. Wonderful trail!

16 days ago

This was a great hike that was challenging at times. Hiked in mid June and there was a lot of snow near the cave. We would not have been able to get as far as we did without our hiking poles. We saw a few groups of hikers turn back much earlier because the trail was too slippery without poles. Lots of bear tracks in the snow so bring bear spray.

19 days ago

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27 days ago

Awful idea to do this hike with so much snow still on the ground. Total nightmare. I did make it to the waterfall amazingly. Will be back in August when it's all melted to successfully make it to the cave. Was only .2 miles away, but too much snow to navigate safely. Very frustrating.

29 days ago

ice climbing
29 days ago

2 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Amazing hike, so beautiful the whole way and the cave is well worth it! It's huge with a beautiful waterfall!

hiking
8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

Too much snow to get all the way to the caves! But beautiful!

8 months ago

Beautiful the whole way.

9 months ago

9 months ago

cave was cool short morning hike

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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!