Popo Agie Falls Trail Hike {Wyoming}

Popo Agie Falls Trail Hike {Wyoming}

While visiting family in Wyoming in June we had the opportunity to hike the Popo Agie Falls Trail with our cousins and their husbands.  The scenery was beautiful, and we went early in the morning since Lisa and I are used to the cooler weather of the Pacific NW. With spots of shade on the trail, sunscreen was a must. 

The Popo Agie Falls Trail is located about 24 minutes from Lander, Wyoming off of Hwy 131 in the Shoshone National Forest.  Parking for the trail is in the Bruces Parking area which is across the street from the trail head.

The hike is three miles round-trip and has an elevation gain of 660 feet up to the falls. Additionally, horses, bikes, and dogs are allowed on the trail. Popo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks CanyonPopo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks CanyonPopo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks CanyonPopo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks CanyonPopo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks CanyonPopo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks CanyonPopo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks Canyon

Popo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks Canyon

Popo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks Canyon

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Popo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks Canyon

Popo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks Canyon

Popo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks Canyon
These two dogs were being accompanied down the trail by a hiker that happened upon them during his ascent. On our way down from the falls we happened upon the hiker that was escorting the two lost and exhausted dogs off of the mountain. Fortunately, Rocky, the black lab puppy, was wearing a collar with a phone number. The hiker ran down the mountain to get into cell service to contact the owner. Our group was slowed in our descent since the yellow lab was old and sore from the adventure. We were a bit concerned that we were going to have two dogs in the car to tend to, as we were uncertain if we were going to see the hiker again or be able to reach the owners ourselves. Our group was thankful when he returned and informed us that he had reached the owner and that he was on the way. Come to find out the dogs had been swept away in the river the previous day and the owner was unable to find them. They were hungry and tired, but happy to see their owner.

Popo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks Canyon

Popo Agie Falls Trail Wildflowers, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks Canyon
Popo Agie Falls Trail wildflowers
Popo Agie Falls Trail, Shoshone National Forest, Sinks Canyon
Lost dogs reunited with their owner.
Wyoming Espresso, Lander, Wyoming serving illy coffee
My cousin Heather & husband Nate own Wyoming Espresso, LLC in Lander, so if you are in the area stop by for a cup of their illy coffee. They just opened in July of 2016 so we didn’t get to enjoy a cup while we were there but we hope to next time we are in town. You can follow them on Facebook.

You can find additional information on the Sinks Canyon State Park at:  http://www.sinkscanyonstatepark.org/activities/hike/hiking-falls.html

Thank you Nate and Heather Hutchins, and Chris and Amber Watts for the fun and the lasting memories.

Happy hiking, may your hikes be as picturesque and serene as this one.

Marcus