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“Small and modest but very pretty and geologically interesting”

Sinks Canyon State Park
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Lander
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Lander, Wyoming
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Small and modest but very pretty and geologically interesting”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Many people climb Sinks Canyon but it is enjoyable just to see the pretty country and look at the Popo Agie River which "sinks" or disappears under ground at the upper Sinks and re-emerges about a half mile away at the lower Sinks. The park building has interesting exhibits but is not always open. The walking paths and parking lots are always open. Continuing up the road and hike up to the waterfall (about 4 miles) or take the Loop Road to the top of South Pass. Beautiful but a bit tiring to drive.

Visited June 2013
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Denver, Co.
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Campsite 5”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Beautiful site. Shaded, next to the water, quiet and $11.00 a night.
The park is lovely with a good visitor's center and a mystery about where the river flows.

Visited August 2013
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Lander, Wyoming
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Sinks Canyon, Highly Recommended”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Having lived here for so many years you would think we would get complacent about the Sinks. We don't. We head up there at least once a week and usually more, even in the winter. It is always beautiful and well worth the trip. If you are travelling through or staying for a few days make it a point to get up there and take in the natural beauty.

Visited August 2013
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Blackwood, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great drive”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Sinks Canyon was a great little surprise. Only a 10 minute drive from where we stayed with pretty walks and scenery. It's well worth a visit. We took the loop road over the mountain and followed the unpaved routes. Some pretty fishing and boating lakes and picnic spots there. Ideal for all sorts of travellers really.

Visited July 2013
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Lander, Wyoming
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“One side of the canyon burned”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Sinks Canyon State Park just suffered from a fire that burned much of the south facing slopes of the canyon. The north facing slopes were not involved. Initially this may cause some to avoid visiting the area, but that would be a mistake. All the visitor facilities (visitor center, the sinks, the rise, campgrounds, etc.), are all intact and will re-open. The trails along the river were not impacted by the fire. Visiting the canyon now is a great opportunity to see the impact of wildland fires, marvel at the efforts to control them and watch natural forces at work. It will be fascinating to watch the burned areas regenerate over the next couple of years.

Visited July 2013
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