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Quick Facts

Purdy Basin Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,760 Feet (2419.0 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 480 Feet (149.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,240 Feet (2568.6 Meters)
Length: 6 Miles (10.0 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 3111
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Burnt Mountain; Lava Mountain

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: South Fork of Fish Creek

TRAIL ENDS: Squaw Creek (Sheridan Trail)

Caution: portions of the access road are very rough and subject to washouts and flooding during rainstorms. It may not be passable to motor vehicles. It becomes treacherous when wet so get out if it looks like rain is coming.

Directions from Jackson: Follow Hwy. 191 north and make a right on Gros Ventre Road. Follow Gros Ventre Road east past the bridge over the river at Upper Slide Lake to Gunsight Pass junction. Bear right and follow main road into Cottonwood Creek drainage. Bear left at Cottonwood Creek/Fish Creek junction and follow jeep road along Cottonwood Creek roughly 2 miles to fork leading up over ridge to the east. Continue on this road over ridge and down into the Fish Creek drainage. Cross creek and follow road along South Fork of Fish Creek about 2 miles to Purdy Creek and start of trail.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
ICON Hiking & Walking Purdy Basin Trail
ICON Horseback Riding

Related Activities
South Fork of Fish Creek - This trail begins at the end of a jeep trail in South Fork of Fish Creek and ends at the junction with Devil's Basin Creek Trail.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Jackson Ranger District, 140 E. Broadway, P.O. Box 1689 , Jackson, WY, 83001, Phone: 307-739-5400


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