Big Sandy Trailhead
One of the more popular trailheads on the Pinedale Ranger District, Big Sandy Trailhead provides access the Bridger Wilderness, the Continental Divide Trail and the picturesque Cirque of The Towers. It is 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 your convenience.
At a Glance
|Area Amenities:||Toilets, Parking|
|Closest Towns:||Pinedale, Wyoming|
|Water:||No drinking or stock water|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
From the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming, head south on United States Highway 191 (US-191) for about 12 miles, then turn left on Wyoming State Highway 353 (WY-353) and drive approximately 15.5 miles where WY-353 transitions into Big Sandy-Elkhorn Road/Country Road 118. Continue for another 12 miles and then make a left turn onto Lander Cutoff Road/County Road 132 (CR-132). Follow for CR-132 for 7 miles, then turn left onto Big Sandy Opening Road/Forest Service Road 370850(FS-370850) and drive for 9.7 miles and then make a right at the fork and Big Sandy Trailhead is on the left at the end of the road. Note: The Stock Trailhead is off to the left on 850B Stock Trailhead Road located just before the parking lot.
Approximate travel details from the Town of Pinedale: 57 miles, 1 hour and 25 minutes.
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 your convenience.
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