Wagonwheel Lake Trail



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Ecosystem Type: Montane forest, subalpine forest
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: Steep
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 2.8 miles
Elevation Change: 785 feet to 4,150 feet
Best Season: July through October
Stock: Closed to stock


Food Storage Method: No bear wires. Bear canisters are recommended in this area due to the difficulty of hanging food 12 feet high and 10 feet out from the nearest tree trunk.
Location and sites: Wagonwheel Lake
Toilet Facilities: No toilets. Bury waste 6-8" deep and 200 feet from water sources and campsites.
Water Source: Wagonwheel Lake and outlet stream. Always boil, filter, or chemically treat your drinking water to prevent getting Giardia.


Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Practice Leave No Trace during your stay to help protect park resources and vegetation. Camp on bare ground sites or on river bars.
Campfires: Prohibited at Wagonwheel Lake and elsewhere above 3,500 feet.
Wildlife Precautions: Learn how to properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself.
Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.


Last updated: September 6, 2021

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