Pipeline Horse Trailhead

The 33rd most popular equestrian trail in Wyoming.

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Southwest of Encampment in the Medicine Bow National Forest, the Pipeline Trailhead provides horseback riding access to the Continental Divide Trail passing thru the Huston Park Wilderness Area. A nice section is the 13.9 mile route north to Red Mountain.

To reach the horseback riding trailhead, travel west of Encampment on Wyoming Highway 70 for 6 miles, turn onto National Forest System Road (NFSR) 550 and drive for approximately 21 miles. Turn onto NFSR 809 and travel northwest for one mile; the trailhead is located at this point on the right hand side of the road.

Overall, Pipeline Horse Trailhead is the 33rd most popular horse trail of all 33 horseback rides in Wyoming. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Pipeline Horse Trailhead including Encampment River Trail, Red Mountain Trail and Divide Peak Trail.

Pipeline Horse Trailhead Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Medicine Bow National Forest (307) 326-5258

Recommended Book:  "Trail Riding In Rocky Mountains" from Jean Llewellyn

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Encampment River Campground; Hanging Bull Lodge, Encampment (307) 327-6505; Ladder Ranch

Luxury Loding:  Drummonds Ranch, Laramie (307) 634-6042; Snowy Mountain Lodge (866) GO-SNOWY

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/mbr

GPS:  41.0402, -106.9274

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  3/28/2018

ID:  17513

Pipeline Horse Trailhead Horseback Riding Map


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