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Gems in Bighorn National Forest - 2

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gem Favorite View from the Leigh Monument, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

Leigh Monument

(2) Worland, WY
gem Favorite Porcupine Falls

Porcupine Falls

(3) Lovell, WY

Recommended Routes in Bighorn National Forest - 8

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Favorite Sunrise at Mistymoon Lake
Difficult

Cloud Peak Out-and-Back

23.8 mi 38.3 km 5,135' Up 1565.19 m Up 5,135' Down 1565.24 m Down

Buffalo, WY
Favorite Headed into Florence Canyon
Difficult

Florence Pass to Florence Lake

15.7 mi 25.3 km 1,929' Up 587.86 m Up 1,932' Down 588.76 m Down

Buffalo, WY
Favorite Looking Northeast towards Steamboat Rock from the Summit of Black Mountain. The old lookout still remains today providing hiders with a convenient place to rest at the end of the hike.
Difficult

Black Mountain Lookout

3.9 mi 6.2 km 1,024' Up 312.22 m Up 1,024' Down 312.22 m Down

Sheridan, WY
Favorite Overlooking Lake Elsa from the north.
Difficult

Elsa/Spear Lake Loop

24.6 mi 39.5 km 5,523' Up 1683.4 m Up 5,521' Down 1682.85 m Down

Sheridan, WY
Favorite First glimpse of the cliffs on the other side of the creek.
Intermediate

Geneva Lake

9.1 mi 14.7 km 932' Up 284.16 m Up 932' Down 284.11 m Down

Sheridan, WY
Favorite Relaxing little spot at Her Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Sherd Lake Loop

10.4 mi 16.7 km 1,559' Up 475.19 m Up 1,559' Down 475.18 m Down

Buffalo, WY
Favorite Tongue River Canyon
Difficult

Tongue River Point-to-Point

9.4 mi 15.1 km 385' Up 117.38 m Up 4,393' Down 1339 m Down

Sheridan, WY
Favorite View from the Leigh Monument, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming
Very Difficult

Leigh Monument Out-and-Back

6.9 mi 11.1 km 318' Up 96.78 m Up 2,419' Down 737.24 m Down

Worland, WY

Bighorn National Forest Hiking

  • 378 Miles 608 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 40 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 17 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Bighorn National Forest - 51

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0.8 mi 1.3 km #1Paradise Falls
Intermediate
Greybull, WY
Intermediate
Greybull, WY
3.8 mi 6.1 km #2Cloud Peak Route
Difficult
Buffalo, WY
Difficult
Buffalo, WY
9.0 mi 14.4 km #3Bucking Mule Falls Trail #53
Intermediate/Difficult
Lovell, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Lovell, WY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #4Porcupine Falls Trail #135
Difficult
Lovell, WY
Difficult
Lovell, WY
6.0 mi 9.6 km #5Shell Lakes Trail #032
Intermediate/Difficult
Greybull, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Greybull, WY
1.4 mi 2.2 km #6Copmans Tomb Scenic Overlook
Intermediate
Greybull, WY
Intermediate
Greybull, WY
0.9 mi 1.5 km #7Geneva Lake Loop Trail
Intermediate
Buffalo, WY
Intermediate
Buffalo, WY
0.2 mi 0.3 km #8Twin Lakes Trail
Easy
Sheridan, WY
Easy
Sheridan, WY
1.4 mi 2.2 km #9Hunter Mesa Trail
Difficult
Buffalo, WY
Difficult
Buffalo, WY
1.0 mi 1.7 km #10Black Mountain Lookout Trail #011
Difficult
Sheridan, WY
Difficult
Sheridan, WY

Photos of Bighorn National Forest - 143

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Headed into Florence Canyon
Mar 6, 2019 near Buffalo, WY
From the summit of Steamboat rock looking south towards a cloud covered cloud peak wilderness.
Mar 6, 2019 near Sheridan, WY
Porcupine Falls
Aug 15, 2019 near Lovell, WY
The end of the trail from the top of Paradise Falls.
Aug 11, 2019 near Greybull, WY
Fun trail to hike in the winter also.
Mar 8, 2019 near Sheridan, WY
Sunset. There's remnants of the old fire lookout at summit.
Mar 6, 2019 near Sheridan, WY
Looking to the northwest side of Shell Canyon from the end of the Shell Bench Trail.
Jun 14, 2019 near Greybull, WY
Dog approved!
Mar 11, 2019 near Lovell, WY