With approximately 48 square miles of high forested land, Huston Park Wilderness rises beyond 10,500 feet and contains alpine bogs and stands of lodgepole pine, spruce, fir, and aspen, interspersed with open parks and brushy meadows. The streams are small and their water drains into the Little Snake and North Platte Rivers. Some of the streams harbor trout that are there for the catching. Straddling the Continental Divide, this area includes 45.9 miles of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, at an average elevation of 9,750 feet. This section of the Divide Trail is called the Huston Park Trail, undeveloped and marked with rock cairns and blazed trees. Many views are panoramic and spectacular. The Baby Lake, Verde Mine, and Roaring Fork Trails offer side trips, but these pathways are also undeveloped and lack well-marked trailheads. Human use of Huston Park is low except during elk hunting season.
Leave No Trace
How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Huston Park Wilderness.
Digital and paper maps are critical tools for wilderness visitors. Online maps can help you plan and prepare for your visit ahead of time. You can also carry digital maps with you on your GPS unit or other handheld GPS device. Having a paper map with you in the backcountry, as well as solid orienteering skills, however, ensures that you can still route-find in the event that your electronic device fails.
Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport is generally prohibited in all wilderness areas.
This includes the use of motor vehicles, motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters.
Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984 - Public law 98-550 (10/30/1984) To designate certain lands in the state of Wyoming for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System, to release other forest lands for multiple use management, to withdraw designated wilderness areas in Wyoming from minerals activity, and for other purposes