Featured HORSE TRAILS
West of Cheyenne and south of Saratoga in the Medicine Bow National Forest, the 16 mile Encampment River Trail follows the namesake river through a narrow canyon. The route is open to horseback riding. It passes through a rugged gorge with bighorn sheep, mule dee and bald eagles.
West of Buffalo and east of Ten Sleep in the Bighorn National Forest, the Cloud Peak Wilderness is at the glaciated core of the Bighorn Mountains and has spectacular alpine lakes and glacial carved valleys. There is a great 42 mile loop horseback riding, starting on the east side near Hunter, that allows access to the Bighorn's sheer mountain walls and crystal-clear lakes.
East of Lovell and west of Burgess Junction in the Bighorn National Forest, the Little Horn Trail (#050) is a 9 mile route. The trail heads northeasterly for 9 miles to the border of the ranger district. The route traverses Wagon Box Creek, Duncum Creek and the Little Bighorn River.
East of Lovell and west of Burgess Junction in the Bighorn National Forest, the Lodge Grass Creek trail is an 8 mile one-way route open to horseback riding. The trail proceeds from this point in a northerly direction running parallel to Lodge Grass Creek for 8 miles until reaching the northern boundary of the ranger district.
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.