Activities

For Reservations call 307-330-7571 or email Info@LouisLake.com

The area around Louis Lake has endless recreation activities for everyone to enjoy.   There is almost too much to list here.  Feel free to call us for details about your interests and locations of these adventures.

Horse Rides   The best place in Wyoming to ride horses.

  Charlie Whitlock horse rentals will take you on a guided 1/2 day or full day adventure.  The horses are well trained and most anyone can ride.  The best way to access Christina Lake for fishing or sightseeing is on horseback.

Louis Lake

  Louis Lake is only a few hundred feet from the cabins.  There are canoes, kayaks and fishing boats for rent.  The Louis Beach area is on the east shore about 1 mile away.  Life jackets and paddles are provided.  Fishing is pretty good in the lake.

Hiking Trails

   There are several hiking trails to choose from.   Blue Ridge fire lookout is a popular destination.  A 6 mile drive and a 1 mile hike will bring you to 10,000' elevation where you can see for 100's of miles in all directions.  Still used today as a fire lookout.

  The Christina Lake Trailhead starts right at the cabins.  A 4.5 mile hike will bring you to this backcountry lake.  Another mile and you are into the Popo Agie wilderness area.  This trail is rugged, it gains 1,500' of elevation in the first 2 miles.

  The Silas Canyon Trailhead at Fiddlers Lake is 5 miles from the Lodge.  This trail will take you to the wilderness area in just 4 miles.  Then up into the Silas Canyon drainage where you will find upper and lower Silas Lakes, Tomahawk Lake, Island Lake, and Thumb Lake -which is famous for Golden Trout.

   One of the most enjoyable activities is the natural Sinks Canyon water slide and falls.  It is an 18 mile drive and a hearty 3 mile hike.   The water is COLD, but exhilarating!  Even if you do not take the plunge it is well worth the hike to see the falls. 

Driving Tours

   Louis Lake is located on what is called the "Loop Road".  A 70 mile loop that goes from Louis Lake to Lander and around a different route back.  Sinks Canyon, the city of Lander,  and Red Canyon are located on this drive.   28 miles of the loop is dirt. 

   The Red Desert is just a few miles south of Louis Lake Lodge.  One could spend a lifetime exploring all there is to see out there.  A favorite adventure is to look for wild horses

  Historic pioneer trail sites criss-cross this same desert area.  The Oregon, California, Mormon trails, the Pony Express Route and many stage stations are located within easy driving distances from Louis Lake.

–NOTE– The desert can be confusing and is full of roads, two tracks and trails.  So be prepared with directions, maps and desert survival gear. 

Historical Areas

   South Pass City state historical site is just 15 miles away.  During the 1870's this was a gold mining boom town.  Now it is a wonderfully restored historical site.  Gold panning demostrations, mine shafts, jail, school house and many more buildings.  Click here for their WWW site.

  The Granier Ditch was built in 1884 & 1885.  It runs from Christina Lake all the way to Atlantic City.    A French minning capitalist named Emile Granier devised, engineered and built it.  Today you can hike, ATV or horse ride many parts of it.  There are several flumes, one of which was 70' tall and 500' long. 

   Many Oregon, Mormon, California and Pony Express sites can be found out in the desert.  Rock Creek, Lewiston, Radium Springs, Pacific Springs, and others are just a short distance away.

ATV & Mountain Biking Trails:

  Many ATV and mountain bike trails are accessible from the lodge. Maxon Basin, Christina Lake, Granier Meadows East, South Radar Towers, and the Red Desert Trails to name just a few.  Be sure to get a Wyoming OHV sticker and map prior to arrival.  Also, please – stay on the trail.

Winter:  Selecting the perfect holiday tree!

   The only way to access Louis Lake in the winter is over the snow.  Cross country ski, snowmobile, or snowshoe in.  We offer a winter package deal where we meet you at the trailhead and haul your gear in for you.

  Enjoy an old fashioned holiday tradition of cutting down a fresh tree and spend the season at Louis Lake Lodge.

   The international dog sled race is a great activitiy to experience.  The teams start at South Pass and go past the lodge twice on the Lander leg of this stage race. 

Rock Climbing

  Many people come to the Lander area for world famous rock climbing.  Wild Iris and Sinks Canyon offer excellent places to enjoy this sport.

For Reservations call 307-330-7571 or email Info@LouisLake.com