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Slide Lake Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Slide Lake Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Smoot, Wyoming that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 498 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching





wild flowers

Directions from Afton: Travel south on Hwy. 89 to County Road #153 (Cottonwood Creek), 0.5 miles south of Smoot. Go east and continue on Cottonwood Road #10208 to Cottonwood Lake. Continue along the east side of the lake on Summer Home Road #10225. Turn left into the trailhead where the road turns right to summer homes. From there the trail leads across Timber Creek and up Cottonwood Creek.

5 months ago

This trail is easy and most of it in the trees. It is a fun trail for adults and children. We saw a mana moose and her calf at Slide Lake.

7 months ago

A real honey hole! Awesome spot! try and get there in spring so the lake is nice and full!

7 months ago

lake is still covered in ice in June. trail is half snow. great views and well maintained.

Mon Aug 21 2017

Great trail and scenery but leave fishing poles in car. The lake has drained out bone dry.

Thu Jul 13 2017

Really easy, short hike. Shaded. If you go mid-summer in the summer the lake is full and a beautiful turquoise color. Later or earlier in the year, it isn't full or it drys up.

Mon Jul 17 2017

Fri Jul 14 2017