The New Fork Lakes and surroundings forest and rocky canyon walls are beautiful. Furthermore, the New Fork Trailhead accesses good mountain stream fishing and a relatively mild approach deep into the central Wind River Range.
The trailhead is approximately 24 miles north of Pinedale via highway 352 and about 4 miles of good gravel road. This is a medium-use area at an elevation of 7,800'. Two National Forest Campgrounds are located near the trailhead. There is a small parking area at the trailhead for wilderness travelers with drinking water, corrals and hitch rails.
The Narrows Campground also has a volunteer Campground Host who can provide more information on current conditions in the area. This area suffered a wildfire in 2008, so expect to see some charred trees in the beginning.
Trailhead Provides Access To
- Popular Trails and/or Day Hikes Accessed:
- Northern section of the Continental Divide Scenic Trail
- New Fork Canyon
- New Fork Park
- Palmer Canyon
- Popular Lakes Accessed:
- New Fork Lakes
- Lozier Lakes
- No Name Lakes
- Popular Peaks Accessed:
- Doubletop Mountain
- Dome Peak (often described as the "China Wall")
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, 24 miles north of Pinedale, Wyoming.
End of May thru mid October
- Traffic Usage
- Official Forest Service Link
- Managing Ranger District