Boulder Lake Trailhead is a go-to for motivated backcountry anglers. The range's greatest concentration of backcountry fishing is found in the Wind River Range's mid-section, and the Boulder Lake Trailhead provides access to pristine alpine lake and stream fishing.
Boulder Lake Trailhead is located approximately 25 miles southeast of Pinedale. The road is partially paved, followed by 10 miles of gravel and dirt road. The Boulder Lake Campground, with 28 sites, is located near the trailhead. The trailhead is located at an elevation of 7,300' and receives moderate hiking and stock use.
There are very limited camping opportunities for the first 8 miles due to the topography, so plan accordingly. This area suffered a wildfire in 1988, so expect to see some charred trees on this route. There is a large parking area near the trailhead with toilets and corrals. No drinking water available. The closest town is Boulder which has limited services and few supplies. Pinedale is the closest town for full services.
Trailhead Provides Access To
- High concentration of alpine lakes and streams
- Lakes Access:
- North Fork Lake
- Lake Victor
- Fire Hole Lakes
- Lake Christina
- Central section of the Continental Divide Scenic Trail
Bridger-Teton National Forest Reminders
- Practice good campfire safety and make sure the fire is completely out before leaving your camping site.
- Be familiar with food storage requirements when camping.
- Organized groups and recreational livestock users are required to have a Bridger Wilderness Permit.
- Come prepared with mosquito face nets, repellent, bear spray, and first aid kit.
- Mountain Range
Southern Wind River Range, 25 miles southeast of Pinedale, Wyoming.
June thru September
- Traffic Usage
- Official Forest Service Link
- Managing Ranger District