Titcomb Basin

Key information: Titcomb Basin

  • A thrilling walk in to the extraordinary Titcomb Basin in the northern Wind River Mountains, a vast glacial chasm littered with lakes, with huge walls and peaks on both sides as it recedes into some of the range's highest peaks.
  • Superb granite scenery, totally pristine wilderness, with a wide selection of Rockies wildlife.
  • This is tough walking in high, remote mountains, on which you will have to be self-sufficient and where altitude can cause problems. Come prepared.
  • All suggestions and photos are welcome!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating89
  • Beauty36
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest0
  • Charisma36
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating89

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 6-7 days
  • Maximum Altitude: over 3,000m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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WALK SUMMARY

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A thrilling walk in to the extraordinary Titcomb Basin in the northern Wind River Mountains, a vast, brutally gouged glacial chasm littered with lakes, with huge walls and peaks on both sides as it recedes into some of the range?s highest peaks, right on the Continental Divide.

From the northern Green River trailhead, it is a 6 or 7 day round trip, depending on how long you allow for exploration of the basin. Or you can (indeed must) visit the basin as a two-day side trip from the Highline Trail.

Revel in this is a huge, totally pristine wilderness, with a wide selection of Rockies wildlife (and superb granite scenery - the usual but not predictable peaks, cliffs, lakes, rivers and forests.

You can camp freely in the Winds, but keep at least 60m from water and trails. Pothole Lake is recommended as the best camp site in the basin itself.

See our Wind River Mountains page for photos and further general information on this area.

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Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

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