Holmes Cave is a 9.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moran, Wyoming that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, bird watching, and horses. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,385 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Amazing views, wildlife and terrain. Birds soaring over head; falcons, ospreys and bald eagles are in this area! An unexpected lake and small pond on the way to the Holmes Cave. A pleasant hike with little to no people all day long.

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bugs
no shade
1 month ago

The cave itself is a bit underwhelming, but the views along the trail are gorgeous. Even unexpectedly came across 2 lakes towards the cave. There are 2 places the trail kind of disappears for bit (near the highest point along the trail and at the end near the cave), but there are some small cairns to assist and the trail picks back up pretty quickly. Did this hike instead of something in GTNP because we were hiking with a dog, and while I still think hikes in the park are more stunning, this area is definitely beautiful in a different kind of way. There is a good bit of continuous up and down that can be draining.

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muddy
snow
2 months ago

Definitely would not rate as an 'easy' hike given the elevation gain and multiple stream crossings. about a mile of snow crossings before you get to the cave which is a stream that runs underground. Excellent views of the surrounding National Forest and an insane amount of tracks were spotted on the muddy trail... deer, elk, wolf, bear, etc.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

We hiked this for the first time and we were so impressed with the views, the wildlife and the terrain. The views were breathtaking and unexpected. Birds were soaring over head: falcons, ospreys and bald eagles everywhere! We also stumbled upon an unexpected lake and small pond on the way to the Holmes Cave. It was a pleasant hike with little to no people all day long.

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