Take Advantage Of The Cooler Fall Weather And Tackle A Challenging Hike Through Shoshone National Forest In Wyoming
Wyoming’s perfect hiking season is short – a few weeks at the end of summer and beginning of fall. The cooler weather makes for better conditions— when you don’t have to battle the heat, even challenging ascents seem easier. Check out one of the best fall hikes in Wyoming when you take the trail to Silas Lake near the Popo Agie Wilderness.
The Silas Lake Trail in Shoshone National Forest is one of the best fall hikes in Wyoming. Lace up your boots and hit the road to find it!
This 6.9-mile trail takes you through the pristine wilderness outside of Lander. You'll follow Silas Creek on your way to the gorgeous alpine lake.
The babbling creek is the perfect spot to filter some water and take a drink. There's nothing as refreshing as fresh mountain spring water!
The trail rises gradually from the trailhead, and you'll gain 1,046 feet of elevation on your way to Silas Lake. This can be a bit of a challenge for novice hikers, which makes fall the perfect time to try it - without having to deal with that brutal summer sunshine!
Keep an eye out for wildlife; this is bear and elk country. Carry bear spray and know how to use it in case you run into any tough critters.
When you finally arrive at Silas Lake, you'll want to stop and take in the view.
Cony Mountain and the peaks of the Popo Agie Wilderness are the perfect backdrop to a mid-hike picnic before you head back on your way home.
You can find a trail map and more information
on AllTrails, here.
For more of the best fall hikes in Wyoming, read
These 17 Trails In Wyoming Will Lead You To Remarkable Places.
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Upper Silas Lake, Wyoming 82520, USA