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Misty Moon Trail #063

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 5.0 (1)

A well-marked trail with gradual climbs on the way to small lakes in the shadow of Cloud Peak.


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Map Key

7.1

Miles

11.4

KM

Point to Point

10,243' 3,122 m

High

9,100' 2,774 m

Low

1,360' 415 m

Up

249' 76 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids will love the wildlife and abundant lakes along this trail.

The Forest Service requires that you pack all solid human waste out of the Cloud Peak Wilderness.

Description

This trail presents a gradual, 7-mile climb to Misty Moon Lake. Expect to be in and out of trees, crossing a creek in the first mile, and then on pretty much dry trail for the rest of the way. We went in early August when there was a little rain and hail every evening, but, overall, it was pretty nice weather, between 50-80 degrees.

Flora & Fauna

Indian paintbrush, large mushrooms, and lots of other Wyoming wildflowers can be viewed along this trail. Several cow moose and elk with calves were enjoying the trail as well.

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Shared By:

Brian Sheets

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Large mushroom along the trail
Aug 10, 2017 near Buffalo, WY
Trailhead.
Aug 4, 2017 near Buffalo, WY

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