Burnt Lake Trailhead Location Map: See below for detailed trailhead information.

Burnt Lake Trailhead Description

Burnt Lake Trailhead provides good fishing access for those who want the solitude of a low-use area. Burnt Lake is located approximately 24 miles from Pinedale and is at an elevation of 8,000 feet. 

The road is rough gravel and a high-clearance vehicle is recommended. RVs are not advised. There is no drinking water available, and no corrals at the campground. The closest town is Boulder which has limited services and few supplies, and Pinedale is the closest town with full services.

Trailhead Provides Access To

Burnt Lake Trailhead provides access to the central Wind River Range of the Bridger Wilderness.

  • Backcountry angler's paradise with high concentration of alpine lakes.
  • Popular Lakes Accessed: 
    • Timico Lake
    • Horseshoe Lake
  • Central section of the Continental Divide Scenic Trail.

Bridger-Teton National Forest Reminders
Trailhead Information
Mountain Range

Wind River Mountain Range


Central Wind River Range, 24 miles southeast of Pinedale, Wyoming.


8,000 Feet


Mid-June thru mid-September

Traffic Usage

Low-use Trailhead

Official Forest Service Link

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Managing Ranger District

Pinedale Ranger District »