Shoshone
National Forest

Shoshone National Forest ( shoh-SHOH-nee) is the first federally protected National Forest in the United States and covers nearly 2,500,000 acres (1,000,000 ha) in the state of Wyoming. Originally a part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, the forest is managed by the United States Forest Service and was created by an act of Congress and signed into law by U.S. President Benjamin Harrison in 18…
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Alpine Lakes, Streams, and Mountain Views
The High Lakes area of the Beartooth Mountains is a hiker’s and backpacker’s dream: lakes and streams everywhere, rolling granite terrain, and peaks all around. Hiking the 8¾ mile loop formed from the Beauty Lake Trail and the High Lakes Trail is a great way to spend a day exploring the Beartooths…
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A gorgeous hike to a spectacular waterfall. The first half of the trail is far l…
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Stough Creek Lakes is an excellent primer for backpacking in the Wind Rivers. It…
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The Wind River Range is a remote, 100 mile mountain chain in west Wyoming, conta…
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Trail at Edge of Forest Boundary
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Crosses Over Range to the South Fork Valley
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Access to Trout Peak Trail
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Strenuous Hike to Alpine Lakes
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Trailhead Suited for Horses
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National Recreation Trail Memorializing 15 Firefighters Lost in 1937
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