Hobble Creek - Segment No. 1


Central Bear



From the confluence with Spring Lake Ck down to the confluence with Coantag Creek.
The road into Hobble Creek is a relatively good one that can be traveled in a sedan in good weather on dry roads sometimes, but is lots more enjoyable in an SUV or 4-wheel drive pickup. But before you embark on the trip in, stop by a Forest Service office in Jackson, Big Piney or Kemmerer and get a Forest Service map of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, that has the Big Piney, Greys River and Kemmerer ranger districts. With this in hand head to Cokeville, take highway 232 east out of town, and drive north and east through the Smiths Fork valley for about 12 miles. The blacktop ends at the mouth of Coal Creek and the road forks. Here you’ll turn away from the Smiths Fork River (right or east) and start the gradual climb up Forest Service Road 10062. In about 9 miles look for signs to Lake Alice or Forest Service road 10066. You’ll take that road back to the north again. After going another 5 miles or so, you’ll find Forest Service road 10193 and more signage to Lake Alice. Follow that road down into the Coantag Creek / Hobble Creek drainage. When you finally drop off the hill you’ll cross Coantag Creek near its confluence with Hobble Creek and find an open meadow where you can park and start walking. If you want to spend a few days here, there’s a Forest Service campground just ahead along the banks of Hobble Creek.