Story Penrose Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Story Penrose Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Story, Wyoming that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.2 miles
1,745 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

off road driving

trail running



Sunday, May 28, 2017

First of all, this trail is rated as moderate. Can't give ya a bigger nerp on that. If you're in tip top physique, ya probably not that bad. But if you're the average American who works an office job and still eats gluten when no one is looking, be advised, YOU WILL BE SUCKING WIND. This trail is STRAIGHT UP with very little relief for over two miles. My husband and I were hiking with decently heavy packs and were stopping often to catch our breath and rest our legs. That being said, this is a nice trail, well worn, easily followed, great views. We went in late May, wildflowers everywhere. It was lovely. We only saw maybe two other couples on the trail, so that was nice. Bring a jacket no matter what time of year you go, wind is strong and chilly when you get close to the top. Would likely do it again. Just wanted all the other people like me to be aware that this trail is not as moderate to the average joe as the description depicts ;)

off road driving
Friday, October 03, 2014

This was ATV Trip #2. Approximately 40 miles RT. This was the most difficult and technical ride of the 3 days of ATV riding. Trails 028 (Penrose Park Trail) to Penrose park and trail 086 (Stockwell Trail) to trail 521 were the most technical sections of the track and are meant for experienced riders.

Beautiful country, beautiful views, many river crossings. We started off from Little Goose Campground where we had a our basecamp set up at. We headed from Little Goose Campground on 314 to 521. Followed 521 to 028 (Penrose Park Trail). We followed this to Penrose Park. From Penrose Park we followed trail 112 to trail 086 (Stockwell Trail) back to trail 521, 314, and then back at basecamp.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Me and my lady friend hiked near this trail on August, 7th 2011.(as we could not find trail head and we had limited time)So, we hiked the Fetterman Massacre trail, that runs paralell to the old Bozeman Trail...and Interstate 90..
We flew to Den on Fri and then drove to Sheridan on Saturday, stopping to see the original "Ruts" of the Oregon Trail(near Guernsey). We then drove into the night to Sheridan. We stayed 4 nights there and Sunday we drove into Montana to the Little Big Horn Battlefield(we arrived late and a beautiful lightning storm had just passed by)..My friend had never been there before(actually the whole outdoor thing was new to her and I loved showing her nature and history.) . I have been there about 6 times.
We then drove Tuesday to Laramie...stopping at Independence Rock(where the Oregon trail travelers would stop and carve their names on this very large boulder..near Casper...very interesting.)
But, the biggest thing was the wonderful weather in Wyoming and Montana( and the magical electrical storms over the mountains at night).WE stayed in Laramie and the next morning drove into Denver.
A great trip and great vibes and..."oh the weather"....wish I could have brought it back to Houston on Wednesday...Thankyou..Ron R..and Rhonda..T..

Tuesday, April 04, 2017