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Bridger Teton Forest-Big Sandy Campground

Near: FarsonWY (Weather)
Number of
20 Total
75 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
Trail Description The riding here is just gorgeous. Lots of lakes & mountain top views. You can ride up to lots of the bases of mountains. Best mountain riding we have done. The trails are somewhat rocky but clear in spots also. Nothing dangerous or treacherous. You will encounter lots of hikers, some with lamas. There is big sheep area too so be prepared to see them. Not to too many loops, but going out and back is not bad because of the gorgeous scenery that you will see. We saw lots of mule deer, not too many elk, but saw a lot of moose. The last day we were there, there was a moose right next to camp. Best to see them in the early morning or evening. The sporting goods stores in Lander, WY is the best place to pick up some excellent trail maps. We bushwacked a lot and did not have any trouble getting around and we don't even use a gps. There are some beautiful waterfall there to but I don't think they are on the maps.
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Campground There is a parking lot that has 6 corrals. You are allowed to stay in your trailer there because they said you are allowed to sleep near your horses. There is a campground adjacent to it but only for tent camping. Be prepared to see many outfitters that park there. You can also put up electric pens. There is no water, but we pumped it from a water bog nearby for the horses and the Big Sandy River is nearby. There is also a spring about 2 miles down the road that you can get people water. There are also other places before you get to the trailhead you can camp but they are further way from the trailhead.
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, WY
Directions There are several ways in there, which can be kind of confusing. Lots of gravel road getting into there. Figure on at least 26 miles of gravel or more depending on the way you take into there. Would be best to contact the local forest ranger to get directions.
This information was provided by on 8/5/2007 10:51:50 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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