West Tensleep TH

Area Status: Open

West Tensleep Trailhead provides access to Lost Twin Lakes #065 and Misty Moon #063 which access Cloud Peak Wilderness.

This is one of the most heavily used trailheads on the forest. There are facilities and a large parking area.

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No Camping at the trailhead, Pack It In, Pack It Out, Wilderness Regulations apply within Cloud Peak Wilderness.
  • Alert: Areas accessed from this trailhead fall within a special regulation area where visitors are required to pack out all human waste and dispose of it in an approved waste disposal facility.
Closest Towns: Ten Sleep, WY
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Powder River Ranger District

General Information


From Ten Sleep, take Hwy 16 east for about 17.5 miles to Forest System Road (FSR) 27. Turn left at sign onto FSR 27, cross the bridge and go another 1.1 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right and continue on FSR 27 for another 6.3 miles. Trailhead is on the right at the end of the road.

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