Horseshoe Lake

Ashton, Idaho (Fremont County)

Last Updated: 08/01/2021
4 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Highlight: Horseshoe Lake
Horseshoe Lake is a popular off-road destination for camping and fishing on the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout as soon as the snow melts. The lake bottom tapers off very slowly, making it a perfect spot to take the kids. The lake is deep enough for swimming and non-motorized boats. Dispersed camping is allowed right along the lakeshore, along with hiking trails into Yellowstone National Park from the camping area at the end of the trail. This area offers views of the Gand Tetons to the south and easy access to Cave Falls and the Fall River. As the name implies, this lake is in the shape of a horseshoe. It is located near Ashton, Idaho at the edge of the Targhee National Forest, just outside of Yellowstone National Park.


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1. 246 Horseshoe Lake Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail starts at Waypoint 9 of Cave Falls Trail. Head north from here. The trail will quickly change from grassy fields to dense forest.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Ashton, ID

Head east on ID-47 N/Main towards S 6th St. Continue for 5.7 miles to E 1400 N/Cave Falls Rd and turn right/east. Continue on Cave Falls Road approx 10 miles to Cave Falls Road. Horseshoe Lake Trail starts at Waypoint 9 of Cave Falls Trail.



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Cory W

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Montana

Cory grew up traveling the logging roads outside Durango, CO with his dad for his woodcutting business and fell in love with everything about the outdoors. He's moved around a lot since then, from several rural areas of Southern California to Montana, Wyoming to Arizona, even living on a commercial gold mine in Nevada in for several years. In all these areas he has explored several thousand miles of old dirt roads and trails, as well as many old mines and ghost towns. Located in the Mohave Desert of AZ in the winter and the Madison River Valley of MT in the summer.
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