Explore the vastly unknown Sierra Madre Mountains of Wyoming amongst spruce forest and grassy meadows. Enjoy old west history and enchanting views of the Platte Valley and the Snowy Range Mountains. This section of the Trail is mainly in the serene Huston Park Wilderness, a grassy trail marked with posts. If some of the trail markers have fallen just keep following the creek upstream. Plenty of camping opportunities abound in Huston Park and to the north. Before using this trail please know and follow the special wilderness regulations. Contact: CDTC at 1-720-340-CDTC (2382) or Medicine Bow National Forests Hayden Ranger District 307-326-525.
Length: 8.5 miles one-way.
Directions: Green Mountain Trailhead. To reach the southern section of the segment drive about 5.5 miles west of Encampment on WY 70, then go south on FR 550 for about 6.4 miles. Go west on FR 406. 4WD and high clearance vehicles are recommended for the 2.4 miles on FR 406 to the Green Mountain Trailhead. You will need to hike 1.8 miles on the Green Mountain Trail to access the CDT in the Huston Park Wilderness area.
Battle Pass Trailhead: Drive 11.9 miles west of Encampment on WY 70 to the top of Battle Pass. Look for a parking lot on the south side of the Pass. There is also parking 2 miles north of the Battle pass parking area.
Maps: USGS 7.5 Quadrangles: Solomon Creek, Red Mountain
Other Information: Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest –http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/recreation/trails/