Laramie Peak Trail For ATV Riding
The 4th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Wyoming.
Saturday 31 March 2018 04:17 GMT
Near Laramie in the Medicine Bow National Forest, the Laramie Peak Trail is a 5 mile route from the NFS Friend Park Campground to the summit of Laramie Peak that is open to ATV riding.
To reach the ATV riding trailhead for the Laramie Peak Trail from Laramie, Follow US Highway 30 north from Laramie to Rock River, continue north on Highway 30 to County Road 61 (Fetterman Road), northeast to County Road 710(Esterbrook Road), northeast to Forest Road 671, east to Forest Road 661, northeast to trailhead. 90 miles.
The trail is relatively flat for about the first mile, as it follows along Friend Creek. As the climb increases, the trail affords views of the nearby rock hills. Friend park falls is a small waterfall about two miles up the trail and provides a convenient rest or turnaround point. As the hiker climbs further up the trail rises 2,500' in elevation over approximately three miles. Panoramic views can be seen from the summit of Laramie Peak. One can see several states, mountain ranges and cities.
Overall, Laramie Peak Trail is the 4th most popular ATV riding trail of all 27 ATV trails in Wyoming. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Laramie Peak Trail including Sierra Madres - Southwest, Sierra Madres - CDT, Pole Mountain Range, Pipeline / Stateline Trail, Deep Jack Trail and Red Mountain / Deep Jack Trail.