OverviewSugarloaf Mountain is the obvious cone-shaped peak near the summit of Medicine Bow Peak. This peak is almost totally ignored since the admittedly more spectacular Medicine Bow Peak overshadows all over peaks in the region.
Sugarloaf Peak is in close proximity to Wyoming Highway 130, and is also very obvious from nearby campsites: Sugarloaf Campsite, Libby Lake Campsite, and Lewis Lake Campsite. Accordingly, it is just west of Lewis Lake and Libby Lake, and southwest of Klondike and South Gap Lake. Sugarloaf Mountain is easily combined with a climb of Medicine Bow or Browns Peak, especially when climbing from Lewis Lake. Its elevation is fairly significant at well over 11,000 feet, but it appears tiny next to Medicine Bow Peak. From the saddle between Medicine Bow peak and itself, it only takes about 20-30 minutes to summit, making a great end to a day-hike including Medicine Bow Peak.
When To Climb
Mountain ConditionsContact the Brush Creek Ranger Station:
South Hwy. 130
Saratoga, Wyoming 82331
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Below is the National Weather Service Climate Summary of Fox Park, which is located in the mountains to the south of Medicine Bow Peak. The data is from 1911-1979 Fox Park is at 9070 feet elevation, so expect the temperatures on the higher elevations of the range to be around degrees colder than in Fox Park (except for cold winter nights). Higher elevations will be much wetter as well. Medicine Peak or Sugarloaf might be three times wetter than Fox Park.
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