Wind River High Route

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Wind River High Route is a 103.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near DuNoir, Wyoming that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
103.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22516 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

snow

off trail

This is one of several options for what is called the Wind River High Route from Green River Lakes Trailhead to Big Sandy Trailhead. The route follows the West Side of the Intercontinental Divide. While much of the route is off trails there is almost always a use trail to follow. The exception is when you climb over any of the major passes which are very steep and include much boulder hoping.

backpacking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

This is one of the several Wind River "High Route" the traverse the West side of the Continental Divide of Wind Rivers Mountains. Its a challenging route that is mostly off maintained trails but with the exception of the High Passes there are use trails and some rock cairns helping you stay the correct route. The high meadows are amazing and you pass peaks that are awesome. We spent 9 days to keep the mileage to 10-12 miles a day while trying to carry a pack for 8-10 hours a day.