Big Sandy Trailhead


Located in the southern Wind Rivers next to the Big Sandy River, this trailhead offers two separate parking areas for backpackers and Equestrians.  Both parking areas provide vault toilets and the stock parking area has corrals for you convenience. 

The trailhead is adjacent to the Big Sandy Campground.  Parking can be limited during peak season, please avoid parking in areas designated  for campsites. 

Access is provided to the Highline Trail, Fremont Trail (which is part of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail), and Lowline Trail.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Water: No drinking or stock water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Pinedale, drive south on Hwy 191. At Boulder, turn left on Hwy 353 and drive 18 miles to the end of the pavement. Shorty after the pavement ends, go straight through the junction, and drive south crossing the Big Sandy River (Buckskin Crossing). At next junction, turn left (east) and drive 7 miles. Turn left at the following jct and follow the main road to the Big Sandy Campground and trailhead. This trailhead is remote, so be sure to have a full tank of gas.

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