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Sinks Canyon State Park

3079 Sinks Canyon Road, Lander, WY 82520
+1 307-332-3077
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Wonderful State Park.

Love Sinks Canyon. The river disappears into a cavern and emerges in a calm pool downstream. You... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jill B
via mobile
Ever see a dissapearing river.....Sinks Canyon has one.....

Looked like a peaceful time of the year to visit the area...no traffic, few cars,could park and... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Loveland, Colorado
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3079 Sinks Canyon Road, Lander, WY 82520
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love Sinks Canyon. The river disappears into a cavern and emerges in a calm pool downstream. You can feed the huge trout that live in the pool. On up the road is some gorgeous mountain scenery. Beautiful area.

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Looked like a peaceful time of the year to visit the area...no traffic, few cars,could park and easily and walk without seeing anyone...dissapearing river is a cool attraction.....

Thank luvtogo362
Reviewed 17 October 2017

this state park is about 7 miles south of lander. worth the trip colors of rocks and trees awesome highly recommend

Thank vernon h
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We found about sinks canyon by accident - what a great place to visit. It's very easy to locate outside Lander. The water drop offs are amazing. a really interesting place. we then took the rail up over the mountain which had incredibly dramatic views....More

Thank TyDe_21
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Fall colors are at peak but any time is the right time to drive up into The Sinks or take the entire loop if you are in the area. Note the contrast in vegetation between north facing & south facing slopes in the Canyon.

Thank HowardOnHwy66
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here and really enjoyed the area. Where the rise is, amazing amt of fish to view and where the sink is, is beautiful. We didnt do the popo agie hike but will next time.

Thank Homeiswherewetravel
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We took a drive up to the top of the mountain at sunset. It is steep and winding, and the rock canyon walls are beautiful.

Thank Peg D
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We stopped here on 9/5/17 after reading about Sinks Canyon. The VC was closed (after Labor Day?) but we could walk to where the river goes underground and where it reappears 1/4 mile away. The cave into which the river disappears was interesting but the...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Fairly easy walk without too much uphill beside the river to waterfalls where it is possible to bathe. Large car park at the start of the walk.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This park was a pleasant surprise- there aren't many places where you can witness a raging mountain river disappear into the side of a mountain! It also features impressive mountain scenery. Great views are accessed via a thrilling drive up a switchback-filled road to multiple...More

Thank randallh701
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8 June 2017|
Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
It's just under 100 miles away in Thermopolis, which take 1.5-2 hrs to drive. It's a beautiful drive down the Wind River and across the desert. As long as you are going to Thermop, consider also going to the hot springs... More