Green River Lakes trailhead is home to the majestic Squaretop Mountain, which towers over the sprawling river valley. The headwaters of the Green River can be found up the trail at Stroud Glacier, and anglers appreciate the backcountry fishing here.
At the northernmost tip of the Wind River Range, this trailhead is located approximately 52 miles north of Pinedale with 21 miles of washboarded gravel and dirt road. The Forest Service Operated Green River Lakes Campground has 39 sites.
This is a high-use area, and at an elevation of 8,000 feet is one of the lowest trailheads in the Winds. There is a large parking area at the trailhead including log structure toilets, drinking water, corrals and hitch rails.
Trailhead Provides Access To
- Popular Trails and/or Day Hikes Accessed:
- Natural Bridge
- Clear Creek Falls
- Northern section of the Continental Divide Scenic Trail
- Popular Lakes Accessed:
- Popular Popular Peaks Accessed:
- Squaretop Mountain
- Gannett Peak
Trailhead PrecautionsBlack Bear, Grizzly Bear, and Gray Wolf sightings are often reported out of this area. Use precautions while hiking and fishing as well as camping to avoid dangerous situations with wildlife.
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
Northern Wind River Range 52 miles north of Pinedale, Wyoming.
End of May thru mid October
- Traffic Usage
- Official Forest Service Link
- Managing Ranger District