Shadow Lake Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Shadow Lake Trail is a 22.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, and horses and is best used from July until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
22.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2775 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

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.

backpacking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

This trail takes you to the Shadow Lake and the North Side of the Cirque of the Towers and the views are stunning. Can climb up the very steep Texas Pass and see the Cirque of the Towers from the south, even more amazing and return back to the Big Sandy trail-head

hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shadow lake trail is a moderate hiking trail that leads past several lakes before coming to Shadow Lake. Meeks Lake, Mirror Lake, Dads Lake and Marms Lake. Well marked trail with some nice views of meadows, lakes, streams and mountains. @backpackerneil

Saturday, August 20, 2016

hiking
Monday, August 06, 2012