An elegant, high-elevation, multi-day walk through a magnificent mountain range is the stuff of dreams for many backpackers, and there may be no walk better than the Wind River High Route. Our trips are all-inclusive, small group adventures that have earned 5-star status on Trust Pilot, Trip Advisor, Google, and Yelp! This is the start of your Wind River journey. Both the Popo Agie and Bridger Wilderness areas allow groups under 15 people to backpack with no permits or fees. USGS 7.5-minute maps: Green River Lakes, Gannett Peak, and Square Top Mountain. The Winds are part of the Continental Divide and are located in west central Wyoming. 26 posts 1; 2; Next; finecane Guide Posts: 119 Joined: 08/19/09 23:00. A fit hiker should be able to do the route in seven hiking days (we did it in 5½ days). The best overall maps for Wind Rivers travel are the Earthwalk Press maps Hiking Map & Guide, Northern Wind River Range, WY, and Hiking Map & Guide, Southern Wind River Range, WY (800-282-6277; both $7.95, waterproof editions). Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) Forums are supported by our merchant partners . The face of the wall is a sheer 1,800 ft granite face - it's one of the tallest and steepest vertical cliffs in Wyoming, and also 16 miles from the nearest road. Both the Popo Agie and Bridger Wilderness areas allow groups under 15 people to backpack with no permits or fees. This map provides an overview of the entire northern section of the Winds. Earthwalk Press. Permits Free, but required for organized parties and youth groups.Contact>> Bridger Wilderness: Pinedale District, (307) 367-4326>> Popo Agie Wilderness: Washakie District, (307) 332-5460>> Fitzpatrick Wilderness: Wind River District, (307) 455-2466Wind River Indian ReservationThe east-central portion of the range lies within tribal lands shared by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern â¦ Mt. Mt. Fishing Licenses. Wind River Country sports some of the best fishing in 43,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs and nearly 2,000 miles of streams fed by mountain snow melt. Begin hiking from the Elkhart parking lot with Mary's Lake as your destination. Northern Wind River Range, Hiking Map & Guide. All available from Adventurous Traveler (800-282-3963; www.adventuroustraveler.com). Fees and permits: For smaller, private groups, camping is free and no permits â¦ We do receive a very small amount of revenue for each permit sold, but it is a very tedious process filling out each permit for each person by hand. Home âº Forums âº Campfire âº Pre-Trip Planning âº Wind River Range Indian Reservation Permits. Named for the Wind River Range flanking its western border, the Wind River Ranger District is located in northwest Wyoming. Leaders will carry one copy of this on the trip for all to peruse. Hereâs how it came to be, gear, food, the play by play, and way more than ever wanted to know about it allâ¦ Background. Gear Deals â¢ Gear Search. The summit of Gannett Peak, Wyoming's â¦ The Wind River Range is absolutely amazing and this is a pretty easy route if you want to hike into the range and youâre not experienced. This trip may just have â¦ We offer several Wind River Range hiking trips, all of them either backpacking trips or llama treks. Hooker is named after Joseph Dalton Hooker, a prominent British botanist and explorer. The Cirque of the Towers draws hundreds of climbers a year, though the Winds are full of hundreds of other unheralded, incredible climbs as well. 20 August 2019 . Hiking the Green River Lakes/Highline Trail. The route follows the popular "Glacier Trail", which is the trailhead for three areas - Bomber Basin, Whiskey Mountain and â¦ The backpacking season for the Wind River High Route is short: three months, July through September, in an average year. All of our Wind River trips take guests deep into the mountains to discover, explore, and appreciate all these extraordinary mountains have to offer. No permits are required from the U.S. Forest Service. Traversing a range with few equals by any measureâelevations, abundance of alpine lakes and glaciers, remoteness, length and breadth, or raw splendorâthe WRHR embodies everything we imagine a great â¦ Post by finecane » 03/30/16 02:01. The northeast flank of the Wind River Range consists of a 96-mile-long band of Paleozoic sedimentary rocks exposed in a series of hogbacks and dip slopes that dip eastward into the Wind River Basin. Thru-hiking East side. From the Elkhart Park trailhead, the trail passes several alpine lakes before you reach its crown jewel: Titcomb Basin, surrounded by the amazing Cirque of the Towers. Please do not evade this requirement, which doesn't seem to be rigorously enforced. These topographic maps are for the map enthusiast. So after some searching and googling, we came across a blog with some amazing photos of the Wind River Range. Americaâs wild places are under ever-increasing threats, and the Wind River Range is no exception. See more ideas about Wyoming, River, Wind river range wyoming. An elegant line closely following the crest of the Continental Divide along the finest section of the Wind River Range. Examples would be, lines, actions, classic and modern makers actions and the like. Wyoming Wind Rivers Girls Backpacking Trip Report. This is glacier country. The Wind River Mountains are a popular backpacking area for visitors from around the world. Throw in no permits, no bear cans, and a good chance of solitude â especially in the less traveled northern end, and it is one of the premier areas in the lower 48 states. Wyomingâs Wind River Range offers one of the most scenic and rewarding backpacking trips in the Lower 48. There is no camping allowed within 200 feet of lake shores or within 100 feet of creeks or streams. The most logical termini for a Wind River High Route thru-hike are on the rangeâs east side: Bruce Bridge, 15 miles west of Lander, entirely on pavement; Trail Lakes, 10 miles west of Dubois, mostly on gravel; At both trailheads, you will find only a parking lot and an outhouse. Take advantage of a clear, cool fall weekend to get deep into the wilderness with our recommendations for great backpacking trips in the Wind River Range. Hooker (12, 509ft) is located in the Southern end of the Wind River Range in Wyoming, and is home to a popular climbing route. The Wind River Roadless Area, a preserve of untamed terrain overseen by the tribes, is one of the premier hiking destinations on the planet, offering peerless landscapes without the gaggle of people that you typically find on trails in places like Yosemite or Yellowstone. Titcomb Basin, deep in Wyomingâs Wind River Range, is the kind of place that can induce neck problems. Squaretop Mountain Wind River Range #66997 Purchase. Grab a warm sleeping bag, double check the weather, and keep in mind that fall is hunting season, so grabbing some blaze orange to wear isn't a bad idea (and don't forget blaze orange for your pups, too!). There is no camping allowed within 200 feet of lake shores or within 100 feet of creeks or streams. However, hiking in some areas east of the Divide, as well as vehicle access to Dickinson Park trailhead, involves travel over the Wind River Reservation, for which you must purchase a rather costly fishing license from the tribe, even if you do not fish. Hiking Wyoming's Wind River Range - This is an excellent book with pictures, highlights, and detailed descriptions of hiking trails throughout the Winds. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail traverses the Winds from South Pass to Union Pass as part of the trail system that extends from Canada to Mexico. The Pole Creek Trail starts at the northeast corner of the parking lot. Wind River Range Backpacking. Itâs fantastic. I'm planning a DIY backpacking â¦ The trailhead is actually the northern end of the Highline trail, which runs the length of the Wind River Range. Itâs also the beginning, or end, of the increasingly popular Wind River Range High Route. This allows busy people to fit it into a standard âone-weekâ vacation including travel days (two weekends and the five weekdays in between = 9 days total). Moderators: pmcroberts, uniphasian. Permits: No permits are needed to backpack in the Wind River Range. Wind River Range, Along The Great Divide. Although it is not a national park, it is a National Wilderness so that means no backcountry permits, smaller crowds, beautiful mountains and lakes teeming with trout. Backpacking in the Wind River Range. The environs force you to perpetually look around, mouth gaping open at the mountains towering above itâbecause many people coming here have quite possibly never seen a place like it before. Threats include removal of preservation status, expansion of resource extraction such as logging and gas drilling, and efforts to remove protections on the reintroduction of native species such as wolves. Backpacking to the Dinwoody Lakes, Wind Rivers The Dinwoody Lakes area is located in the Wind River Range, and is a popular area for backpackers. The Wind River Range is a major barrier between western and central Wyoming and it separates the Wind River Basin to the northeast from the Greater Green River Basin to the south and southwest. Every year a group of women and I go on a backpacking adventure together, and itâs been such an incredible tradition. Wyoming Backpacking and Hiking. This is a service that Wild Iris provides to better help you get out and recreate in the splendid and spectacular Wind River Range. The Wind River Range is a relatively unknown mountain range stretching from Central Wyoming towards the Northwest corner of the state. Advice needed for Wind River Range in early Sept. ... as Andrew, but in over 40 years of backing, I havenât found a finer place to spend time than the Winds. The route follows closely to the Continental Divide through the Wind River Range and is largely off-trail; of the approximate 100 miles, 65+ miles are off-trail, depending on your measuring device. Day 1: It's about 6 miles from the trailhead to Mary's Lake. Climbing and Backpacking in the Wind River Range. Permits: No permits are needed to backpack in the Wind River Range. Donât miss out on the brewery in Pinedale post-hike. The Bridger-Teton National Forest borders on the west, while both the Wapiti and Greybull Ranger Districts of the Shoshone National Forest lie north. Oct 11, 2020 - Explore John G's board "Wind River Range" on Pinterest. Jeffrey Palmer. REI â¢ ZPacks â¢ Hyperlite â¢ Patagonia â¢ Arc'teryx â¢ RBTR â¢ Drop â¢ Backcountry â¢ Feathered Friends â¢ CampSaver â¢ Gaia â¢ Mountain Hardwear. The fact that such a beautiful range is unknown, to me, is a statement to just how incredible the landscapes are in this country. But the most optimal window is even shorter: August through mid-September, or mid-July through mid-September after a dry winter. Wyoming $1,950 â¢ August 15-21, 2021. Wind River Mountain Range: Fabulous backpacking - Indian reservation - See 29 traveler reviews, 43 candid photos, and great deals for Wyoming, at Tripadvisor. Try a day trip fishing or go for the elusive golden trout on an epic backcountry trip. This board is for discussing concerns of fishing bamboo fly rods. Backpacking in the Wind River Range. There are a few regulations that backpackers must follow in these areas though. The route traverses glaciers, boulderfields, alpine meadows, lakeshoresâ¦simply put, there is a lot of variety. The Wind River Range is one of the best backpacking + climbing wildernesses in the lower 48. Wind River Ranger District . Here, vast glaciers and snow fields flank Wyomingâs highest mountains, including 13,804-foot Gannet Peak on the Continental Divide. This is a very useful book that I highly recommend for this trip and others. The northern half of the Windsâ east slope is the rugged Fitzpatrick Wilderness in the Shoshone National Forest. This year we went to the remote Wind River Range of Wyoming. There are a few regulations that backpackers must follow in these areas though. Itâs not specifically designed for backpacking trips, but it does reference good multi-day trips and tells you how to string together hiking trails for longer trips. Answer 1 of 7: Just want to let any backpackers on here know that the Wind River Range is a great alternative area to backpack in the event that you cannot get permits for camping along the Teton Crest Trail. Climbing and Backpacking the Wind Rivers The granite peaks of the Wind River Mountains provide both multi-pitch technical climbing and hike-up ascents. This route is getting more and more popular but it is still one of the more remote places you can backpack without a permit.