Wyoming offers some of the best hiking trails in the country. The trails are very diverse and vary in difficulty and length. There are definitely plenty of options for all skill levels. Here are 11 hiking spots in Wyoming that you’ll hopefully find worthwhile. Get out and enjoy the best gift Wyoming has to offer; the beauty of nature.
1. Heart Lake Trail
Heart Lake Trail is a moderate loop backpacking trail located near Mammoth. It's a 33-mile trail that circles around Heart Lake and takes approximately 5 days to complete.
2. Teton Crest Trail
The Teton Crest Trail is a 35-mile point-to-point difficult backpacking trail near Jackson. The trail consists of three big hills and three high country lakes. This trail takes approximately 6 days to complete but it is well worth it. The scenery along this trail is truly spectacular.
3. Lizard Head Trail
Lizard Head Trail is a difficult backpacking 42-mile loop trail near Pinedale. This is a 5 to 7 day hike through the southern part of the Wind River Range. The hike consists of three steep ascents and two crossings over the Continental Divide.
4. Glacier Trail
Glacier Trail is a 56-mile very strenuous out-and-back trail near Dubois. It's a very rugged trail located in the northeastern section of the Wind River Range. This 5 to 8 day trail will take you to the highest peak in Wyoming.
5. Medicine Bow Peak
Medicine Bow Peak is a moderate 7-mile loop trail near Laramie. It's near the Snowy Range Pass crest that consists of a scenic climb to the peak.
6. Artists Paintpots Trail
Artists Paintpots Trail is a moderate 1-mile out-and-back trail located near Madison. Part of the trail consists of a boardwalk that leads you to some colorful hot pots and pools. This short trail meanders along the southern edge of Gibbon Meadows.
7. Laramie Peak
Laramie Peak is a moderate 10-mile out-and-back trail located near Douglas. This trail leads to the highest summit in the Laramie Range.
8. Thorofare Trail
This trail is for the serious hiker. The Thorofare Trail is a long 65-mile point-to-point trail located near Mammoth. This hike leads along Yellowstone Lake and into the flat valley known as the Thorofare. The trail consists of fording Snake River and crossing over the Continental Divide. This hike will take anywhere from one to two weeks.
9. Cascade Canyon Trail
Cascade Canyon Trail is a strenuous 20-mile out-and-back hiking trail located near Jackson. This trail is right in the middle of Grand Teton National Park.
10. Cloud Peak
Cloud Peak is an 11-mile out-and-back strenuous trail near Worland. This trail leads to the highest peak in the Big Horn Range.
11. Jenny Lake Trail
Jenny Lake Trail is an easy 7-mile loop trail that circles around the lake. The trail can be accessed at the Jenny Lake campground along with several other trailheads.