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Best trails in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Colorado? AllTrails has 46 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 26 moderate trails in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest ranging from 1.8 to 14.9 miles and from 6,348 to 12,017 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Medicine Bow Peak via Lakes Trail Loop
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
Rocky scramble at higher elevation, subalpine wildflowers are plentiful. Very steep and follows switchbacks up to the highest points on the Snowy Range. Dogs are allowed on this trail but may have a Show more
#2 - Lakes Trail to Medicine Bow Peak Trail
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
Lakes Trail to Medicine Bow Peak Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Centennial, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of Show more
#3 - South Gap, North Gap and Cutthroat Lake Trail
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
South Gap, North Gap and Cutthroat Lake Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Centennial, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#4 - Medicine Bow Peak Trail
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
As of May, 2020, users have reported that the road from Laramie to the trail is closed and still a lot of snow on the other trails. The Medicine Bow Peak Trail is the shortest of the three routes toShow more
#5 - Browns Peak Loop in Snowy Range
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 5 h 52 m
Easy ~13 mile loop backpacking around Browns Peak in the Snowy Range of Medicine Bow ForestShow more
#6 - Vedauwoo Trail
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
Vedauwoo Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Buford, Wyoming that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#7 - Crater Lake Trail
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Crater Lake Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Elk Mountain, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is beShow more
#8 - Lewis Lake, South Gap Lake, and Snowy Mountains Trail
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Note: Sugarloaf Campground is open July - September.Show more
#9 - Rock Creek Trail
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
The Rock Creek Trailhead, located outside of Arlington, WY, accesses the northern end of the Rock Creek Trail. The out and back trail is popular with day hikers and mountain bikers. Horse travel is noShow more
#10 - Turtle Rock, Phallic Trail, Valley Mastif, Regolith, Skeleton Trail Loop
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 5 h 27 m
Turtle Rock, Phallic Trail, Valley Mastif, Regolith, Skeleton Trail Loop is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Buford, Wyoming that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated Show more
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