If There Are Only 5 Hikes You Ever Do In Wyoming, Make Them These

There are thousands of miles of hiking trails crisscrossing the great state of Wyoming – enough so that you probably couldn’t explore them all in a lifetime even if you took up hiking full-time. Every last trail, regardless of the location and difficulty, is worth your time. However, if you want to embark on an epic hiking adventure and experience some of the best of the Cowboy State, there are a handful of trails you shouldn’t miss. If you could only ever hike five trails in Wyoming, these are THE best hikes in Wyoming to pick:

So, if you could add a few trails to the list, which ones would they be? What do YOU think the best hikes in Wyoming are? Tell us about them in the comments – we love hearing from you! Pictures are great, too. Just saying.

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Best Hikes In Wyoming

March 18, 2022

What are some of the best scenic hikes in Wyoming?  

With well over 1,000 hiking trails weaving all over the state, Wyoming is an incredible – almost surreal – paradise for hikers and outdoors enthusiasts. It’s pretty hard to decide which scenic hikes are the best scenic hikes; honestly, we could argue that every single hike in Wyoming is a scenic hike – but which ones are the crowd favorites? No matter what your skill level, you’re sure to find a favorite scenic hike in Wyoming that’s perfect for you; some of the most notable include the Delta Lake Trail, which is 8.8 miles long, moderately challenging, and leads to some of the most incredible wilderness in the United States. The reward at the end, however, is an incredible, crystalline alpine lake that’s well worth setting up camp for. If you prefer something a little easier (and shorter), check out the Red Beds Trail at Devils Tower; it’s just over three miles long and feels like something out of a science fiction novel. Other favorites include the Colter Bay Lakeshore Trail (easy, 2.5 miles), Mammoth Hot Spring Trail (easy, 1.8 miles), and the hike to Grand Prismatic Spring (easy, half-mile). You might also want to check this article out for more ideas – contained within are some of Wyoming’s most amazing places with plenty of hikes to be had at each.  

What are some of the greatest easy hikes in Wyoming?  

With thousands of options for a great hike, how are you supposed to pick which one you do first? Well, why not start with some easier ones and work your way up? Some of our favorite easy hikes in Wyoming – which we feel are THE best, honestly – include the above-mentioned Grand Prismatic Spring Trail, Mammoth Spring Trail, and Colter Bay Lakeshore Trail, as well as lots of others. Those include amazing gems like the Lewis Lake, South Gap Lake, and Snowy Mountains Trail, which is 3.3 miles long, and has views so magnificent that you’ll probably feel like you “cheated” by taking such an easy trail. The Hidden Falls Trail, located at Grand Teton National Park (like many of the hikes listed here), is also amazing – and it leads to waterfalls!  

Address: Pat O'Hara Mountain, Wyoming 82414, USA
Address: Register Cliff, Wyoming, USA
Address: Jackson, WY, USA
Address: Mystic Falls Trail, Mystic Fls Trl, Wyoming 82190, USA
Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA