Explore the most popular trail running trails in Medicine Bow National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice nice Trail very Scenic and pretty I think it's well-marked but I believe it is an out-and-back and not a loop.

Beautiful walk/ very easy hike through the woods. some down trees.

A lot of open spaces, we got hailed on for a majority of the way but a good, flat hike regardless

hiking
10 months ago

Great simple trail. Quite a few trees across the trail but easily navigable. Mosquitoes are pretty abundant so bring spray!

trail running
10 months ago

Nice views. As the snow and ice melts late this summer, this will be a nice running trail (with forced stoppages for rock scrambles, stream crossings, and maybe a snowfield or two that might not melt). I parked at Libby Flats and ran the road into the trail for a nice warmup before the technical stuff). Go early though, the crowds were gathering on my way out.

Awesome hike! The wild flowers were out, and the views were gorgeous. While it starts with an uphill, it is pretty easy with a long switchback. Once you make the ridge, it is nice and rolly with meadows and forests. Great for anyone!

The actual hiking trail is more of a 4-Wheeler or Jeep road, pretty boring hike up. However, the cabin and the views from the top were really neat.

Great trail with a good mix of scenery and incline! Good for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding

Monday, May 15, 2017

love this!

backpacking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

A fairly easy, family friendly hike. We hiked in and did a loop with another trail. We found a nice clearing and camped overnight. Easy to find trail head and a well marked trail.

hiking
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Parked at Libby Lake on Free National Park Day. It was packed! It is normally $5 day fee. My three 6-9 year old's, two dogs and myself hiked over the saddle and camped for the night near Rainbow Lake. Amazing! Did not meet a soul after going over the saddle. Lost the trail a few times, but easy enough to find it again. Saw some moose and marmot. Very cold. Our packs and tent were frozen stiff the next morning. But not us! :)

hiking
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Started out for North Gap. Wife and Kids were sick of the car before we got there so we stopped at Barber lake instead, about two or three miles below North Gap. Wonderful time the first mile or so is a little civilized, some cabins, cars, etc. After that the real trail begins. A little steep in some places, but overall this is a good family trail after about three miles, the trail forks the lower fork dead ends at a campsite and I assume the other fork connects to Barber Lake.

The Headquarters Trail is a nice easy trail. Everyone from your little ones to grand parents can enjoy. Take a lunch, get out of town for a bit, stretch your legs then head home. It is a nice little hike. It is also a nice place to introduce newcomers to the area. Their first small hike. This is not a loop. This trail is not well marked.

hiking
Friday, July 18, 2014

Very scenic trail. Started at Sugarloaf Campground. Check snow conditions on trail, take sunscreen and insect repellent. Adventurous hikers need to crest the peak west of North Gap Lake, attack from the North side, Todd Scott memorial plaque at peak. For snowmobilers this hill is known as Widow-maker.

trail running
Friday, July 11, 2014

Absolutely incredible trail! It ranks as one of two of my all time favorites. I started on the Lakes Trail and then trail ran up North Gap Lake Trail till the snow and ice made it impossible for me to push on. Along the way you see stunning views of the mountains, I spotted a moose, and you'll enjoy hearing the rock badgers chirp at you as you circumnavigate the lakes.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

backpacking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

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hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

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