Pinedale, WY: Green River Lakes

Hike to the heart of the Winds and take the back door to an 11,695-foot peak in Bridger National Forest.
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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

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 22.5

Waypoints

GRL001

Location: 43.310386, -109.859719

Trailhead at Green River Lakes

GRL002

Location: 43.217583, -109.797969

Marten Lake

GRL003

Location: 43.22391, -109.790561

Squaretop Mountain (11,695 ft.)

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