Slide Lake - Backpacking
Take a short, mellow hike along Green River Lake to Slide Creek Falls, then through lush meadows to a steep section of switchbacks along Slide Creek to reach Slide Lake, one of the hidden gems of the Bridger Wilderness.
6 miles to Slide Lake and six miles back to the car. The optional hike out to Natural Bridge adds about 1.5 miles to the trip.
Destination Distance From Downtown
A nice, flat hike leads to a grueling 1,300-foot climb up switchbacks to a stunning and remote backcountry lake.
Time To Complete
Though this hike could be done in a day, it's much more enjoyable to spend the night at Slide Lake.
Early summer is the best time to go if you want to see the wildflowers, but the trail through the meadow can be slushy. Slide Lake is most striking when the surrounding mountains still have snow on them.
If you are an organized group (Boy Scouts, Church groups, School groups), you need a permit for overnight trips anywhere in the Bridger Wilderness. These permits are free and available at the Bridger-Teton National Forest office in Pinedale.
- Fat Biking
- Flat Water Paddling
- Food and Drink
- Mountain Biking
- Skiing & Snowboarding
- Trail Running
- White Water Paddling