Deep Lake Cirque
Key information: Deep Lake Cirque
- An extraordinarily beautiful place and a thrilling walk into the Cirque of the Towers, a remarkable semi-circle of sheer, dramatic peaks, cliffs and spires.
- Superb scenery - the usual but not predictable peaks, cliffs, lakes, rivers and forests. 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 rating85.5
- Natural interest16.5
- Human interest0
- Negative points0
- Total rating85.5
- Length: 3 days
- Maximum Altitude: Over 3,000m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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A 3 day round trip to Deep Lake Cirque in the heart of the Wind River Mountains. A short walk from Big Sandy Trailhead in and out to a campsite by Big Sandy Lake, then a superb pack-free day walk to the vast rock walls and spires surrounding Deep Lake. Extraordinarily beautiful.
This is a dramatic highlight of 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. Carved by - you guessed - glacial forces.
You can camp freely in the Winds, but keep at least 60m from water and trails. Big Sandy Lodge (www.big-sandy-lodge.com/) is near the start of the walk.
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.
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