Explore the most popular trails in Guernsey State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Guernsey State Park is located off Interstate 25, Exit 92 to U.S. Highway 26 and then State Route 270. Guernsey State Park provides seven campgrounds. Five are around the lake. All campgrounds include comfort stations, picnic tables, fire grills and drinking water. We also have a trailer dump station located at the south entrance to Guernsey State Park. This park provides the finest examples of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work in the Rocky Mountain area. Built by the CCC, the Guernsey Museum, the Castle and Brimmer Point are available to explore. The museum is perched on a high cliff, overlooking the water. The building itself is made of hand hewn timbers and hand forged iron. The roof is framed with the timbers and covered with split cedar shakes, and the floors were formed by pieces of smooth flagstone. The Castle, with its giant fireplace and winding steps, leads to an observation area for a spectacular view of the park. An extensive network of trails was originally planned and partially built during the operation of the CCC camps. Ever since that time hiking and trail use has been a major feature at Guernsey State Park. Approximately ten miles of CCC trails have been restored on the park. Starting point for the trail system is at the Brimmer Point turnoff. The trail system consists of several loops which provide a variety of scenic views of the park, reservoir and the dam. Most of the trails are moderately physically demanding. The Oregon Trail was one of the primary routes used by the immigrants' westward migration across the plains from 1841 to 1869. Today, in many parts of Wyoming, remnants of The Oregon Trail can still be seen. Some of the best examples are the "ruts"; located just 1/2 mile south of the town of Guernsey, off Highway 26. Register Cliff located two miles southeast of Guernsey provided travelers with a "chalkboard" where they placed their names for those who followed. The landmark still remains much the way it looked to pioneers on wagon trains journeying West.

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28 days ago

the road up here is very narrow and steep. big enough for one car. the trail is well marked to start then is blocked by dead trees. therefore we were frequently off the trail.very steep and loose rocks. no bathroom at parking area.

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1 month ago

The end of the trail isn't well marked. We had to use the app the whole way back to stay close to the trail.

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off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

Not a bad hike hard to follow the path

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over grown
3 months ago

Nice hike if you want a great view of the lake, dam and river. Little overgrown.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Terrible trail that isn’t maintained and looks like it hasn’t been walked on in years. Our dog was full of cactus Spurs, couldn’t even finish the trail and not even sure it ends at a water source.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

North Bluff Trail is where the good views are at.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Very fun !! Great views !!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Nice, easy trail with beautiful views of Laramie Peak. Most of the time the trail is very well groomed and visible there are occasional spots with lots of tumbleweed build up. we hike this trail year round!

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2 months ago

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Saturday, August 04, 2018

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017