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Tour de Snowy Mountains

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This is a grand tour of the Snowy Mountains.


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32.3

Miles

52.0

KM

Loop

11,992' 3,655 m

High

9,229' 2,813 m

Low

5,041' 1,537 m

Up

5,039' 1,536 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

65%

Max Grade (33°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fishing · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This route is an out and back with two separate loops attached to it. This route gives a grand tour of the Snowy Mountains. It crests at Medicine Bow Peak at over 12,000 feet. Most of the route is over 10,500 feet and a lot of the trail is rocky. There are not a lot of major climbs but the trail is constantly rolling which makes it a challenge. The scenery is amazing!

Description

There is a trailhead at the North end of the campground. Essentially this hike is an out and back on the North Fork Trail with a figure 8. You can switch up the direction of the figure 8's if you would like. I wanted to get the climb up to Medicine Bow Peak done first. The hike did not have giant climbs. But I thought it had a lot of rolling hills which made it hard to get in a good rhythm. In late June there were patches of snow. The snow combined with a rocky trail made this a difficult hike.

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Jake Rose

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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Look at Medicine Peak on the return trail toward Lake Marie. This trail is near and dear in my heart and gets travelled often.
Oct 18, 2015 near Centennial, WY
Last part of the trail before the boulder field 09/03/18 (Kids aged 12 and 9)
Sep 28, 2018 near Centennial, WY
Flower-filled meadows and the Snowy Range.
Sep 21, 2016 near Centennial, WY
Flower-filled meadows and the Snowy Range.
Sep 21, 2016 near Centennial, WY
Snowy range
Aug 7, 2018 near Centennial, WY
From the summit of Medicine Bow Peak 12,013' 09/03/18
Sep 28, 2018 near Centennial, WY

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