Wind Rivers

Hiking & backpacking routes in the Wind River Range

Wind Rivers Backpacking

The source of vital, life-sustaining rivers. A thriving Grizzly Bear population. Tortured and gothic alpine cirques. A jagged 90 mile crest never once crossed by a single road. 40 peaks over 13,000 feet. 180 glaciers. 7,000 square miles of merciless granite. Epic fishing. Fabled climbing. Legendary backpacking. Rugged, raw, remote.

The Wind Rivers: the quintessential mountain range.

Trending in a northwest/southeast line, the Winds lie entirely within the state of Wyoming. Four designated wilderness areas are located within the range. Due to the vastness and insurmountable nature of the landscape, trailheads are few and far between, and ideal destinations even further. Expect to do some work to get into these goods, with some of the more classic destinations even requiring three days or more for relaxed, round-trip access.

  1. Clear Lake

    One of the southern Winds' more accessible high alpine...
    4.6/5, 5 votes
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    Jan 23, 2013
  2. Stough Creek Lakes

    Stough Creek Lakes is an excellent primer for backpacking in...
    3.8/5, 4 votes
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    6,074
    Updated:
    Jan 20, 2013
  3. Deep Lake

    Deep Lake's enchanting blue waters are a classic alpine...
    5/5, 8 votes
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    8,193
    Updated:
    Jan 24, 2013
  4. Cirque of the Towers

    The Cirque of the Towers is a legendary Wind Rivers...
    4.6/5, 5 votes
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    24,531
    Updated:
    Jan 24, 2013
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