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      Found off of exit 323 on I-80 east of Laramie, Happy Jack is a wonderful area for hiking, camping, mountain biking, cross-county skiing, snow shoeing and even home to trails for horseback riding.

      Trails ranging from .4 miles to 3 miles, there is enough space here to spend a whole day enjoying nature.

      This is a part of the Medicine Bow National Forest and a small fee is required per vehicle per day.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: National Forest
      Happy Jack Trailhead google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 3
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      • 12
      • 26
      • 3
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Apr 25, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      67
      Trails Mountain Bike
      50
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      50
      Trails Trail Running
      50
      Trails Horse
      43
      Trails Snowshoe
      17
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      19
      Total Distance
      53 miles
      Total Descent
      7,758 ft
      Total Vertical
      799 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,951 ft
      Reports
      507
      Photos
      49
      Ridden Counter
      5,549

      Happy Jack Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Happy Jacked
      11 miles
      BikeNet 2020 Race 2 - Happy Jack race
      19 miles
      Old Laramie Enduro race
      68 miles
      2017 Laramie Enduro race
      28 miles
      2018 Laramie Enduro race
      31 miles
      2019 Roll-A-Fatty race
      16 miles
      Laramie Range Epic race
      31 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance

      Photos of Happy Jack Mountain Bike

      trail: Summit Loop
      27 |
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 4:35am
      Aug 1, 2020
      83 |
      Apr 29, 2019 @ 3:22am
      Apr 29, 2019
      42 |
      Dec 31, 2018 @ 6:45pm
      Dec 31, 2018
      trail: Hooch Trail
      65 |
      Oct 23, 2018 @ 12:37pm
      Oct 23, 2018
      trail: Hooch Trail
      65 |
      Oct 23, 2018 @ 12:37pm
      Oct 23, 2018
      62 |
      Oct 12, 2018 @ 11:02am
      Oct 12, 2018
      trail: Death Crotch
      305 |
      Oct 4, 2011 @ 1:42pm
      Oct 4, 2011
      trail: Death Crotch
      298 |
      Oct 4, 2011 @ 1:41pm
      Oct 4, 2011

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Crow Creek Access
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:33am
      Apr 25, 2021
      Snow PackedCbruckerTrail Running

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Pole Creek Access
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 10:55am
      Jan 19, 2021
      Snow GroomedDestreetGreat day with little to no wind. Trail...
      Haunted Forest
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 10:55am
      Jan 19, 2021
      Snow PackedDestreetGreat ride. Snow was soft in some areas...
      Middle Aspen
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 10:55am
      Jan 19, 2021
      Snow PackedDestreetSoft in some of the turns. But overall...
      Tie City Campground Road
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 9:15am
      Jan 2, 2021
      Snow Groomeddarmabum
      Blackjack
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 9:15am
      Jan 2, 2021
      Snow PackeddarmabumAmazing riding shape! Get yer fat bike...
      Crow Creek Alt
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 9:15am
      Jan 2, 2021
      Snow PackeddarmabumAmazing riding shape! Get yer fat bike...
      Aspen
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 9:15am
      Jan 2, 2021
      Snow PackeddarmabumAmazing riding shape! Get yer fat bike...
      Upper UW Connector
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 3:06pm
      Sep 23, 2020
      Drymtbiker2859
      Meadow
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 3:06pm
      Sep 23, 2020
      Drymtbiker2859
      Pole Creek
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 3:06pm
      Sep 23, 2020
      Drymtbiker2859

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1718268CbruckeraddreportCrow Creek Access
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:33am
      Apr 25, 2021
      user #1044295danziggidyriddentrailLiMBS and 18 more
      Mar 27, 2021 @ 7:45am
      Mar 27, 2021
      user #2601825cfowler0wishlisttrailSnowshoe and 7 more
      Feb 28, 2021 @ 9:22am
      Feb 28, 2021
      user #2601093martincfwishlisttrailCrow Creek Loop and 9 more
      Feb 27, 2021 @ 7:36pm
      Feb 27, 2021
      user #1261960DestreetaddreportPole Creek Access and 2 more
      Jan 20, 2021 @ 6:36am
      Jan 20, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #907441lookoutkd14trailDeath CrotchOnly good DH trail left at happy jack
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 4:27pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      user #1961607mrvwbugtrailHaunted ForestThey could've put in some nice alt lines, but...
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 3:32pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #1961607mrvwbugtrailHaunted Forestuntil you slam on the brakes coming into a...
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 3:29pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #1961607mrvwbugtrailHaunted ForestIt's now a green/blue at best, featureless and...
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 3:28pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #1483148mrguzzotrailHaunted Forestit's better than aspen. there's speed if ya...
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 5:25pm
      Oct 16, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Vedauwoo / Blair 4 11 54.9 km
      The Schoolyard 5 8 1 18.1 km
      Curt Gowdy State Park 7 24 11 1410.3 km
      Red Mountain - Soapstone Prairie 14 323.9 km
      Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch 2 10 4 131.2 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5044 miles6,801 ft21 miles797 ft
      #718#3614950772,542
      E-Bike22,864 ft52 ft1,565 ft59 ft
      #5233273
      Hike5044 miles6,801 ft21 miles797 ft
      #543#31350778
      Trail Running5044 miles6,801 ft21 miles797 ft
      #547#31350738
      Horse4338 miles5,991 ft18 miles797 ft
      #34#31337
      Snowshoe1714 miles1,355 ft5 miles646 ft
      #70#399811
      Backcountry Ski12 miles417 ft1 mile397 ft
      3
      Nordic Ski1910 miles1,010 ft4 miles354 ft
      #2621181
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