3 miles
Distance
314 ft
Climb
-394 ft
Descent
00:22:17
Avg time
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Turtle Rock Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Vedauwoo / Blair
    Laramie, Wyoming
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #78547 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Medicine Bow Routt National Forest

Start at the Turtle Rock Trailhead, just above the roundabout near the campground and Box Canyon. Drop down to the parking lot and look for the trail to continue to the left, at the end of the parking lot. Open (and close!) a gate about 20 yards past the parking lot. Continue on as you pass beaver ponds on your left.

There is a lot of braiding between the waterfall and the Beaver Ponds parking lot, but you'll be fine as long as you don't cross the creek. The trail ducks out to a parking lot and then back away to the left for the last bit as you climb back to the trailhead.

When in doubt, stay right. There are some tricky rock sections that up the difficulty of this trail, but most of it is fairly beginner-friendly. Mostly decomposed granite with some rock sections on the NE side. This is packed with hikers on summer weekends and evenings, but generally pretty clear on weekdays and shoulder seasons when it's too cold to camp or the campground isn't open.

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More Stats for Turtle Rock Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -80 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,041 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,284 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,284 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,204 ft
  • Grade
    -0.465%
  • Grade max
    -23.819%
  • Grade min
    36.019%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,205 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:17
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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