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      Platte River Wilderness mainly lies within the Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming, but also includes a small portion within the Routt National Forest in Colorado. It is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and is located on the Brush Creek/Hayden, Laramie and Parks Ranger Districts. Average elevation is 7,700 feet.

      The United States Congress designated the Platte River Wilderness in 1984 and it has a total of 23,492 acres. Colorado contains approximately 743 acres. Wyoming contains approximately 22,749 acres.

      The North Platte River features blue-ribbon trout fishing, as well as rafting and kayaking. North Gate Canyon is a popular white-water rafting section of water. Douglas Creek is also noted for its' excellent trout fishing opportunities. Hiking, backpacking and hunting are other popular activities.

      Dispersed camping opportunities are widespread or several developed campgrounds are nearby, such as Six Mile Gap Campground and Pelton Creek Campground.

      The Douglas Creek Trail follows the creek for 9.5 miles through an open canyon with trailheads at both ends. You can hike a loop from the Pelton Creek Trailhead by exiting the Douglas Creek Trail to return via the Platte River Trail.

      Elk and deer find excellent winter habitat in this Wilderness area.
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: National Forest
      Land Manager: USFS
      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
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      Region Details
      4 hike trails

      Region Status
      Open as of Mar 17, 2023

      Hike Stats

      State Ranking
      Trails (view details)
      Trails Horse
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      3,497 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,299 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Popular Platte River Wilderness Hiking Trails

      Platte East
      Douglas Creek
      Devils Gate
      Platte River

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      user #122208530percentirishaddtrailDevils Gate and 2 more
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 6:19am
      Jul 26, 2021

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      Sheep Mountain 1 119.3 km
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Horse423 miles3,497 ft13 miles1,299 ft
      Hike423 miles3,497 ft13 miles1,299 ft
      Trail Running423 miles3,497 ft13 miles1,299 ft
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