22 miles
Distance
849 ft
Climb
-851 ft
Descent
02:10:43
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Southeast
    Wyoming
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #44924 in Mountain Biking

The Medicine Bow Rail Trail snakes through the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest from the Wyoming-Colorado border in the south to near the forest boundary at SR 11. The trail is open to non-motorized use only, but occasionally dirt bike riders break the rules.

Along the 21-mile gravel trail you'll get a glimpse of the Old West—and a portal into the New West—while winding through rugged national forest land of southeastern Wyoming. But come prepared; even though parts of the West are no longer so wild, the trail corridor is far from tame. The nearest city, Laramie, is 30 miles away, and moose on the trail may outnumber the people using it on any given day.

In the winter it is not maintained enough to fatbike, but great for snowshoeing and xc skiing.

Disclaimer

Users are not allowed to ride the railbed or roads through Fox Park. Please ride around, following this route and the posted signs.

More Stats for Medicine Bow Rail Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,769 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,082 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,774 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,773 ft
  • Grade
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
    -12.447%
  • Grade min
    15.422%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
  • Avg time
    02:10:43
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Status:
on Jun 21, 2019
Variable
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      Medicine Bow... Trail Reports

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      Jun 21, 2019 @ 4:50pm
      Jun 21, 2019
      Some blowdown and drifts on the trail. Nothing major though
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1 rides
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