Best Hikes in New Fork Lakes Trailhead, Wyoming

Location: Wyoming's Wind River Range

In west-central Wyoming, 25 miles northeast of Pinedale, Wyoming

New Fork Lakes Hiking Trails

Clark Lake and the high peaks to the west

New Fork Lakes to Island Lake & out Elkhart Park

Distance: 45.7 miles (One Way)

Towering granite walls, glorious alpine meadows, beautiful lakes and panoramic views of soaring peaks are the hallmarks of this terrific point-to-point backpack that follows the scenic New Fork and Highline trails to Island Lake. Return to civilization via the Seneca Lake and Pole Creek Trails to Elkhart Park.

Elbow Lake

New Fork-Peak-Elbow-Doubletop Loop

Distance: 43.0 miles (Loop)

A dramatic canyon and five beautiful alpine lake basins set amid the high peaks of the northern Wind River Range are the highlights of this loop backpack out of the New Fork Lakes trailhead.

Elbow Lake Basin

New Fork-Doubletop-Palmer Loop

Distance: 47.8 miles (Loop)

This great loop backpack out of New Fork Lakes travels through a variety of terrains ranging from impressive canyons with sheer granite walls to beautiful alpine lake basins surrounding by towering peaks.

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