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Brewer's Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.0 mile 8.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,339' 408 m
Descent: -71' -22 m
High: 8,388' 2,557 m
Low: 7,120' 2,170 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by Rio Rose Nyssa Whitford

A steep acsent or descent with amazing scenery.

Rio Rose Nyssa Whitford

Features Views · Wildflowers

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Description

Also known as "Chain Reaction," this trail heads into the trees from the upper part of the Sage Draw loop, climbs through sagebrush and fields of wildflowers (late spring/early summer) along the canyon wall. As you ascend higher, the sagebrush fades into pine forests. There are sweeping views of Sinks Canyon and the Popo Agie River. This is a sustained climb with a few rocky and steeper sections. The grade mellows a bit toward The Catalyst intersection. Hiking down, Brewer's Trail provides a nice view of Wind River peak, the highest peak in the Southern Wind River Mountains.

This trail can be done as a short loop by taking the To First Switchback cut off and descending the rocky downhill. Some do Brewer's as an out-and-back. There are a lot of options.

This is a popular multi-use trail. Be mindful of others as you enjoy your hike.

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Looking across Sinks Canyon and down at the Sinks Canyon Campground parking lot.
Sep 6, 2017 near Lander, WY
Dense trees give way to more open meadows and spotty forest as you descend down the canyon.
Sep 6, 2017 near Lander, WY
View of Wind River Peak heading down from the top.
Sep 6, 2017 near Lander, WY
Wind River Peak in the background as you head down trail toward the Popo Agie River.
Sep 6, 2017 near Lander, WY

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