to get here...
Sandy Lodge is Remote
It's going to take you awhile to get here, and that's part of the
whole adventure for the trip. You can get part of the way by air if you're
from far away, but the closest major airport is still several hours from
here. The last part of the trip is by passenger vehicle, and the last 10 miles
of that on a bumpy, windy dirt road. We're secluded, and we like it that
way! Once you get here, you'll see why.
flights arrive daily in Rock Springs, Riverton and Jackson, Wyoming.
Lake City, Utah, also has commercial flights in. Rental cars are available
at each of these airports. Shuttle services are available from Jackson
and Pinedale with advance arrangements. Sublette
Stage Shuttle Service. For more information and services, contact
the Sublette Chamber of Commerce
and Pinedale tourism
Rest of the Way
how to get here depends on which way you're coming from. You'll be taking
gravel roads for the last part of the trip
which take you through beautiful, remote country. We have several maps
here that will help. Be sure you gas up at Farson, Pinedale, or Boulder
before heading up the rest of the way, and make sure you have a spare
tire along. The town of Big Sandy that shows up on some maps isn't really
a town. Boulder and Farson are both very small towns. You can get gas
and food in both, but not much else. Be sure to fill your gas tank at
either Farson or Boulder before heading out. This is also the last stop
for food or restroom break until you get to the Lodge. Plan on at least
an hour and a half on back roads to get here once you leave the highway.
You can print out our driving direction
map and take it with you. It shows the mileage and routes to take
to get here from any direction. The phone number is also printed on the
map in case you get lost and need to call for instructions.
trip from these towns takes you first through open
sagebrush plains with pronghorn and mule deer. This is part of the Oregon
Trail country. Imagine crossing this in a wagon on your way to a better
life in Oregon or California a hundred years ago. There are signs directing
the way to the lodge at the major intersections (crossroads in the 'middle
of nowhere'), so watch for them. You may pass mountain bikers on these
back roads as well, as this route is also the Continental Divide Mountain
Biking Trail which runs from Canada to Mexico.
you get out of the sagebrush desert, you'll start to climb into the Wind
River Mountains. These are the heart of the Rocky Mountains! You'll pass
through conifer forests with vistas of snow-capped mountain peaks. Along
the way, you'll follow the Big Sandy River and likely see deer and possibly
moose. Beaver live in the stream, once highly prized by the early mountain
men who trapped here in the early 1800s. Beaver ponds and dams are located
all along the Big Sandy River and
will tempt the fisherman.
on, you'll cross
over Dutch Joe Creek, a pretty spot for a picnic break.
Continue climbing the road and you'll enter into the Big Sandy Opening
with large meadows of swaying grass and dotted with red Indian Paintbrush
you get to the end of the road, you'll see the signs and gate leading
into Big Sandy Lodge LLC. Come on in and begin
the rest of your adventure!
accept drop-offs for hikers on the Continental
Divide National Scenic Trail for our guests who stay at least one night.
you get lost, call: 307-749-1401.
(Personally, we can't think of a more beautiful place to get lost in.)
Season: Late May - September
Season: September 15th - Early
Locally Owned & Family Operated Since 2013
are happy to answer your questions about the area and any of the services
Call or e-mail us. When inquiring
by e-mail, please be
sure to include your PHONE NUMBER so we can call you back and confirm
your reservation. It may take 2-3 days to get back with you by e-mail.
on map for larger view.
love this place!" Don,
Jenni & Lisa Lee, Smyrna, Tennessee
here before and will definitely come back!" John
W., Sleepy Hollow, New York