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A high elevation hike visiting around 20 alpine lakes in the Snowy Range Mountains.


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11.8

Miles

18.9

KM

Loop

11,022' 3,360 m

High

10,570' 3,222 m

Low

1,070' 326 m

Up

1,065' 325 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

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Overview

The route is mostly not too hard save for a couple small talus fields. This hike is mainly all in the open, so there are great views the entire time especially of the multitude of alpine lakes.

Description

Park at the Brooklyn Lake Trailhead and head out on Sheep Lake Trail #389. Follow this well-maintained trail until a junction around 3.9 miles, where you'll take a left on to Gap Lakes Trail #108.

Follow this trail all the way until the Gap lakes, where the trail slightly disappears across a short talus/boulder field. Just aim for the visible trail shortly past this talus/boulder field, and you'll be fine. Once on this trail, you'll come across another trail junction where you take another left toward Brooklyn Lake on the Lost Lake Trail #395; it is about 3.5 miles back to the trailhead.

There are a couple short turn offs along the trail that you can do if you want to visit more alpine lakes.

Enjoy the alpine lakes at every turn and the abundant wildlife! At this elevation, the trail is usually manageable with low to no snow early July until early to mid-October.

Contacts

Shared By:

Thomas Dean with improvements by Beth Bratschun

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 16 votes

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in Snowy Range

#554

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Photos

Looking north towards Cutthroat Lake.
Jul 14, 2023 near Centennial, WY
Looking east towards North Twin Lakes from about a mile west.
Jul 14, 2023 near Centennial, WY
Snowy range
Aug 7, 2018 near Centennial, WY
Glacier Pond off Lost Lake Trail.
Aug 25, 2016 near Centennial, WY
Medicine Bow wildflowers off Lost Lake Trail.
Aug 25, 2016 near Centennial, WY
Blue and Mocha on Alpine Lakes Loop
Aug 18, 2020 near Centennial, WY

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Aug 16, 2022
Valerie Norton
Except Circle Trail too: https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2022/08/tour-of-glacial-lakes-in-snowy-range.html
Sep 7, 2021
Luke Snow
Bachelor party trip. Had an awesome time. 11.8mi — 48h 00m
Aug 4, 2021
Jim Kovarik
Great short loop trail with a little bit of everything you might expect in a trail. Perfect for introducing kids (or even adults) to backpacking. 14.3mi — 49h 00m
Jul 28, 2021
Kim Bunning
Busy around the trail heads, but quiet once you get a few miles out. No one at Sheep Lake. Great fishing!
Aug 7, 2020
Luke Snow
Such incredible views for so little effort; it felt like cheating!! Stunning loop. 12mi — 26h 00m
Sep 22, 2018
Sarah Boury
11.8mi
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