The Wind River Range is famous for its soaring granite peaks, countless alpine lakes, and solitude. But most great trips here require long approaches. Not so with this stunning 14-mile round-trip. You’ll see iconic Square Top Mountain, pass through moose habitat, and walk along an emerald-green stream—while gaining little elevation. Peakbaggers: In late summer, climb Square Top via a seldom-used sneak route by fording the rib-deep Green and ascending Marten Creek to Marten Lake; scramble up the 1,600-foot, class 2 gully that rises directly above the lake.
MORE INFO: Bridger-Teton National Forest; fs.fed.us/r4/btnf/
-Mapped by Steve Howe, howephoto.us