Dubois Badlands Trail

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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1.5-2h
Distance
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6.1 km
Elevation
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154 m
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Dubois Badlands Trail

Compared to hikes in the nearby Wind River Range, the Dubois Badlands Trail explores the desert-like terrain adorned with impressive badlands and mesas. Exhibiting a diversity of flora and fauna, this route boasts stimulating scenery every step of the way.

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Route Description

Hiking the Dubois Badlands Trail makes for a memorable experience. Explore the arid terrain adorned with sagebrush and unique geological features set against the backdrop of the Wind River Mountains. As much of this path is exposed, be sure to layer on the SPF and wear sun protection! Additionally, wildlife is abundant in this area, so bring a can of bear spray and be mindful of snakes. Note this route travels off-trail, so make sure to use the trail GPS to easily navigate the route!

Embark on your adventure along the Dubois Badlands Hike from the trailhead off Kingfisher Road. Setting out from here, you will be guided northeastward, crossing over several seasonal streams. Mind your footing on the rocky terrain as you marvel at the intriguing badlands that rise from the landscape. Wandering through the sagebrush-laden canyon, the trail GPS will guide you up a section of steep terrain to an epic overlook of the badlands.

Revel in the intriguing landscape, then loop around the mesa and back down to the more level terrain. Following the trail GPS, you will be led south through the grasslands and brush back to the trailhead, marking the end of your adventure.

Getting There

Access this hike from the trailhead off Kingfisher Road.

Route Details

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Poor

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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