Elkhart Park is the trailhead closest to Pinedale, and is a major access point for the Wind River Range. Wyoming's highest peak, Gannett Peak, is most scenically approached from here, as well as Titcomb Basin and Fremont Peak.
Elkhart Park is located 15 miles northeast of Pinedale with fully-paved road access. Two trailheads and a campground called Trail's End with 8 campsites make up this entry. The elevation at Elkhart Park Trailhead and Trail's End Campground is 9,280 feet.
This is a high-use campground and trailhead, with toilets and corrals. There is non-potable water available. A manned Forest Service visitor center is located at the entrance to Elkhart Park.
Trailhead Provides Access To
- Popular Trails and/or Day Hikes Accessed:
- Central section of the Continental Divide Scenic Trail
- Photographer's Point Day Hike
- Popular Lakes Accessed:
- Island Lake
- Long Lake
- Titcomb Lakes
- Pole Creek Lakes
- Wall Lake
- Cook Lakes
- Popular Popular Peaks Accessed:
- Gannett Peak (highest point in Wyoming)
- Fremont Peaks
- Titcomb Basin
- Indian Basin
Trailhead PrecautionsBe aware of the effects of altitude sickness and how to treat it. Elkhart Park is one of the highest trailheads in the Wind River Range and many of the peaks and passes are very elevated. Allow for time to acclimate whenever possible to ensure personal health and safety.
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
Central Wind River Range, 15 miles northeast of Pinedale, Wyoming.
Mid-June through mid-September
- Traffic Usage
- Official Forest Service Link
- Managing Ranger District