Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Lander with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
2 days ago

Moderate hike, pretty difficult towards the end but a gorgeous scenery and lots of lakes.

1 month ago

We really enjoyed this short hike. Great views all around and some nice shade in the forest. Call into the visitor center for good info on the area.

hiking
1 month ago

June 8: Began at Bruce’s Parking Lot, walking out about 1.5 miles, then returning. Profusion of wildflowers, essentially flat. A beautiful stroll.

With some minimal corridor maintenance and if your prepared for the bugs easily a five star hike

hiking
11 months ago

Loved everything.

fishing
11 months ago

Me and few of my friends went here for a big, week long, summer fishing trip and I was very pleased with the beauty of the area. The hike in is easy at first, slight incline and very beautiful, but as you keep going you start to go up a canyon and it becomes quite a hard hike especially if you are backpacking it. Then the glorious pass comes marking the end of your steep climb with a killer view. After that its a bit up and down with another steep part to the first lake but once you see the view into the basin its all worth it. The fishing was really good, got lots of bites and fish they are all just very small and not much to eat. After a couple of days of fishing we hiked to the ridge which was a stunning view at about 11,800 feet. We got a constant storm every day at around 5 pm so watch out for those. wonderful area, lots of views and lakes and nice pine smells.

backpacking
11 months ago

Moderately difficult hike up to the first lake, plan on a short river crossing within the first mile. Beautiful meadows and views of nearby snow capped peaks and year-round glaciers as you advance on the trail. If fishing, don't expect any trophy fish. Plan on abundant 8-14 inch rainbow trout in the lower lakes. Upper lakes are mostly barren, with the best fish found in the large lake with high boulder fields to the south-west of the initial lake. Prepare for heavy mosquitos in the morning and evening with plenty of bug spray and netting. Definitely one of the most scenic areas of the winds I have ever been. Beautiful glacier-carved cliffs and partially frozen lakes made for an incredibly unique week of backpacking.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Hiked this 6 July 2017: Excellent hike to the gap. Some small drifts easily bypassed before the gap. Had a
400% snow year so lots of water and snow! One large snowdrift right before the clearing at the gap. Lots of snow past the gap. Lakes frozen or partially thawed. Insect heaven: need nets or lots of repellent.

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Great starter trail for the year. Highly suggest

on Middle Fork Trail

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Great trail for families and waterfall fans.

trail running
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Simple trail run, I branched off and hiked the near by peak

great trail! spent 5 nights along the trail with several great day hikes including one to the top of wind river peak at 13192 ft! absolutely beautiful!

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Excellent!

hiking
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ahhhh. 20 minutes to wilderness.

camping
Friday, June 05, 2015

Great hike, small river crossing at the start of the trail. You continue up 23 switch backs to a ridge still blow tree line with an amazing view of the winds and descend into the basin.

hiking
Monday, January 12, 2015

Growing up in Lander I tell everyone that you need to go up to the falls. It's an easy hike compared to most of the Winds but you won't be disappointed. Try it in the winter!

hiking
Sunday, September 14, 2014

A nice, laid back trail. I would hike it again....it's a beginner trail and good if you're not yet used to the altitude. I started at the trail head at the Popo Agie campground.

hiking
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Went out the day after Christmas (2013). Weather between 30-40 degrees. As a newbie, I managed to get off track on the outbound leg, following a snowmobile path that took me at least a half-mile out of the way, and which dumped me out on a highway above Bruce's Parking Area, the designated "turnaround" point. Caused this flatlander to have to climb 1000+' in altitude, instead of the gentle 600' I was expecting.
Paid more attention on the flat return. Beautiful, snow-covered walk. If you do it RIGHT, it's a nice, easy dayhike.

hiking
Friday, May 24, 2013

This was a excellent hike first thing in the morning. We started at the Bruces Trailhead and shot straight up to the Falls. The spring runoff made this quie a sight to see. Warnings had been posted first halfmile due to a kill close to trail. After the Falls we looped to the North and came across the ridges until we found a nice spot to come back down to the road. Awesome area, I can't wait to bring the whole family up here. The Sinks visitors center was a great plae to visit as well.

hiking
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I took the Middle Fork Trail head near Bruce's picnic area. This trail is just beyond Sinks Canyon State Park. I am new to the area and hope I do not confuse anyone. But, this was a good starter trail if you are not used to the altitude. The whole trail was not oped at the time I did it. But being adventurous, I looped up behind the falls and found an old standing Teepee next to the river from there I went up the top of ridge behind the falls.(this is where I ran into the Moose), but it was worth it for the back country views of the rest of the range. Enjoyed it a lot!!

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on Middle Fork Trail

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Monday, July 03, 2017

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