Wyoming September 15, 2019
Step Into A Gorgeous Ancient Forest When You Visit Wyoming’s Gros Ventre Wilderness
Bridger Teton National Forest is one of Wyoming’s most treasured protected landscapes, and if you take the time to hike into its Gros Ventre Wilderness, you’ll soon feel like you’ve walked into a storybook natural wonder.
The Gros Ventre Wilderness is a huge section of the National Forest, preserved without roads or structures, designed to be accessed on foot (or horseback) only.
The most famous feature of the wilderness is the Gros Ventre slide. On June 23, 1925, a huge section of Sheep Mountain crashed away in a landslide, forming a huge lake and dam.
Today, most of the region has been reclaimed by forest, but you can still see the evidence of the massive slide on the side of Sheep Mountain.
The entire Gros Ventre Wilderness is a natural treasure, and getting out to see it should be a priority for any Wyoming nature lover.
There are hundreds of miles of trails that take you through ancient forest as well as new growth, and you'll be able to see pristine landscape untouched by man.
The wildlife in the Gros Ventre Wilderness includes moose, elk, bear, pronghorn, and more. Keep your wits about you and remember that you are in their space.
Hike up and around Goodwin Lake for a quiet trail that's sure to make you feel at peace. The fishing here is some of the best in the world.
The gorgeous lake is perfect for a relaxing picnic or as a place to pitch your tent.
The views from Sheep Mountain are some of the best in Wyoming. You can see the iconic Tetons far off in the distance.
Hike to the top to see a unique perspective on the Gros Ventre Slide that helped shape this remarkable piece of Earth.
Here's a view from the storied Jackson Peak trail. No matter where you hike in the Gros Ventre Wilderness, you'll be sure to find stunning views during your memorable trip.
Gros Ventre Wilderness is located in Bridger-Teton National Forest. You can find access information from
the National Park Service here. For maps and information about the Gros Ventre Wilderness trail system, visit AllTrails here.
For more stunning Wyoming wilderess, read
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