Pets allowed
Elevation Gain
225.00 ft (68.58 m)
Trail type
3.30 mi (5.31 km)
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Sheep Lake Trail is one of the two high-country trailheads near Brooklyn Lake Campground. This adventure records a short hike up to the first major lake on this trail, North Twin Lakes. This is an easy, fairly-level trail that is often used by horses. It follows the northern segment of the Snowy Range crest, and along the way it passes fields of wildflowers and many unnamed lakes and ponds. While not as spectacular as the hikes on Lost Lake Trail or the trails leaving from the Sugarloaf area, this is a fine and scenic hike that is very family friendly and beautiful.

The trail starts out through green meadows with many flowers and soon approaches a snowfield that melts into a stream that crosses the trail and flows into a small lake. Following the base of the crest, the views to the east are lovely as the trail skirts the shelf hanging above the Laramie Valley below. After about 1.5 miles the trail reaches the North Twin Lakes, which are the source of the North Fork of the Little Laramie River. The trail continues another 2.5 miles to Sheep Lake and, shortly after that, meets the Gap Lakes Trail. The Gap Lakes Trail can be taken to form a 12-mile loop for a nice multi-day backpack trip.


Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee


Beautiful views. Easy hike. Many lakes.


Some horse traffic.

Trailhead Elevation

10,525.00 ft (3,208.02 m)


Backcountry camping
Big vistas

Typically multi-day


Suitable for



Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping


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