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Lower Layout Creek Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cowley, Wyoming that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 206 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Views

Wildlife

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The Lower Layout Creek trailhead is located at the cattle guard that marks the northern end of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. At the cattle guard, park on either side of the road making sure you are not blocking the flow of traffic. The trail begins by hiking the old two-track road south of Layout Creek. There are several opportunities to stray from the main trail to view Layout Creek Canyon as well as see the bighorn sheep and horses that use the area. The trail forks a short distance from Bighorn Canyon. Continue following the trail to the right to the bottom of the plateau. A well-trodden horse trail leads to the top of the plateau and another amazing view.

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Dale Estes
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Nice hike to the canyon. Saw evidence of wild horses, bighorn sheep, and coyotes but no actual critters. Scenic view as you hike through the junipers and sagebrush.

Ben Goodlad
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A great hike that sometimes has Pryor Horses hanging out on it.

James A.
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Kimberley Pingatore
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