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The pocket is a U-shaped valley just North of Delano Peak high up in the Tushars. While this is a popular trail, it is highly likely that you won’t see another hiker for your entire trip, but that doesn’t mean you will be alone, mountain goats roam these hills as well as other wildlife that will be just as hesitant about you as you are about them! The Trail will take you past crystal clear streams flowing from the glacial Moraine and up to vistas where, on a clear day, you can see multiple Rambling Ranges off in the distance.
There are a wide variety of trails that connect with the Pocket trail, which gives you lots of options on where you strap on your pack and strike out on your adventure. A popular starting point is past Mud Lake, you have to be in a 4×4 for access. Drive past Mud Lake, go over the top of the ridge, and on the right will be the Bullion Canyon Trailhead with a bathroom. Striking out from here you will be on the Bullion Canyon trail.
The Pocket Trail, trail number 216, is well marked and traverses across ridges from peak to peak before dropping you into the Pocket.