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Beautiful view of a lake framed by pine and spruce trees and surround by forest.

Hikes, Lakes, & Sights to See

Our county is home to spectacular views and amazing adventures. We are only a short drive away from over 10 trailheads with access to uncrowded areas of the back country. Our community is very outdoor oriented so there are plenty of resources and guides if you need help or information. Ask any of the park staff about our personal favorite spots!

A spectacular sunset reflecting off of Fremont Lake in Pinedale, WY.

Overlooking Fremont Lake - Taken by the Pinedale Visitor Center

Fremont Lake

and the CCC Ponds

Fremont Lake is located about 10 minutes out of town. This is a local favorite for boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, and sight seeing. Check on Sandy Beach on Fremont's South shore. It's a great place to take the family for a day. To get to the lake, drive on Highway 191 to the east side of town and turn onto Fremont Lake Rd next to the Ridley's grocery store. Follow the road for about 3.5 miles and then take a left on to Forest Service Rd 111. Take another left at the split to find the beach and parking.

  • The CCC Ponds are also close by. This is a great spot for fishing or taking a relaxing evening stroll. Feel free to bring your pets too!

Elkhart Park Trailhead

Access to Sacred Rim and Photographer's Point

Elkhart Park Trailhead is the main access point to the Wind River Mountain Range. If you enjoy the outdoors and beautiful views, look no further. This trailhead is located past Fremont Lake at the very end of Skyline Drive. Elkhart Park offers some of the most spectacular mountain views that you won't want to miss. Here are some of our favorite day hikes to check out!

  • Sacred Rim - 4 miles round trip

  • Photographer's Point - 9.4 miles round trip

Fremont Peak reflecting on a pond near a hiking trail within the Wind River Mountains.
Mountain views from a stunning overlook within the Wind River Mountain Range in Wyoming.

Photos taken by Dave Bell

Square Top Mountain reflecting onto one of the Green River Lakes with forest and snowy mountains around the lake.
Looking at Square Top Mountain from the lower Green River Lake.
A happy dog sitting on a hiking trail that circles one of the Green River Lakes.

Green River Lakes

Day Trip - 50 miles one way

The Green River Lakes are a hidden gem in the north Wind River Mountain Range. These two lakes provide access to great fishing spots, spectacular hiking, and a clear view of Squaretop Mountain. The trailhead is located near site 11 in the Green River Lakes campground. For written directions to the Green River Lakes, click here.

Caution: This road is very bumpy.

Top and bottom left photos taken by Dave Bell

Several groups of people relaxing in Granite Hot Springs on a beautiful summer day.

To get to Granite Hot Springs from Pinedale, head west on Highway 191 for about 52 miles. Then take a right turn onto N Granite Creek Rd. Follow this road back about 10 miles to arrive at Granite Hot Springs. There are roads signs to help guide you. Caution: This road is a little bumpy.

Granite Hot Springs

Day Trip - 61 miles one way

Check out one of the most unique spots in Wyoming. Granite Hot Springs is a beautiful destination to take the family for a day. The hot spring flows into a large man made concrete pool where guests can swim and soak in. There is a changing area, bathrooms, and picnic tables. Operating hours are from 10am to 7pm during the summer months. The fee to use the pool is $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Other Places to Check Out

Young girl looking out at Clear Lake and Haystack Mountain in the Bridger Teton National Forest.

Taken near Clear Lake via the Big Sandy Trailhead

A girl is smiling and kneeling with her dog by Big Sandy Lake on the trail to the Cirque of the Towers.

Overlooking Big Sandy Lake from the Cirque of the Towers trail.

View of Big Sandy Lake and the surrounding mountains from the trail leading to Jackass Pass and the Cirque of the Towers.

Overlooking Big Sandy Lake from the Cirque of the Towers trail.

Grand Teton National Park

Jackson, WY - 89 miles one way

Just north of Jackson, WY is Grand Teton National Park, home to the famous Teton Mountain Range. Grand Teton is know for its world-class views and wildlife. Millions of people make the trip every year to visit the park. 

Spectacular view of the Tetons with a rustic barn in the foreground.
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