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Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Laramie area

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Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Laramie, Wyoming

Laramie Wyoming map area

Laramie is located in southern Wyoming, 22 miles north of the border with Colorado and 42 miles west of Cheyenne. Laramie is the home to the University of Wyoming and is located near the Medicine Bow Mountains and the Snowy Range ski area.

Laramie River Greenbelt Trail

The Laramie River Greenbelt Trail is a 3.5-mile long paved path that wanders along the Laramie River on the west side of the City of Laramie. This trail is part of a large river restoration project led by the Laramie Rivers Conservation District. The restoration project was designed to help restore the natural habitat and reduce erosion along the river banks. Large rocks and wood were used to combat erosion and provide pools for fish habitat. This trail takes you along this restored habitat through the cottonwoods and grasses along the river.

The north end of the trail is at Old Stockyard Road/Curtis Street, just east of N McCue Street. You can ride the access trail along Old Stockyard Road to reach the trail that follows the river. The Laramie River Greenbelt Trail heads south from this point. There is an underpass for crossing Highway 130 (Snowy Range Road). At W Garfield Street, there is a street level crossing. Optimist Park is at this crossing and there is parking and a playground area. You can travel north or south along the path from this parking area.

There is an underpass for the trail at Interstate 80. Just south of here, an access trail will take you over to Industry Street to reach the neighborhoods to the west of S. Adams Street. Just past this junction, the Laramie River Greenbelt Trail takes a large loop. This is the southernmost portion of the trail.

The Medicine Bow Rail Trail

The Medicine Bow Rail Trail is a 22-mile long unpaved trail in southern Wyoming than follows the abandoned rail lines bed of the Laramie, Hahns Peak and Pacific Railroad through the wooded foothills. This railroad line was used for hauling timber, coal and cattle. It travels through the Medicine Bow National Forest near Wyoming State Highway 230 and starts about 27 miles southwest of Larimie. 

The north end of the Medicine Bow Rail Trail is at Highway 517, 3.7 miles south of Highway 11. To get here from Larimie, head west on Highway 130 for about 22 miles, then turn south on Highway 11 for about 8.5 miles. Turn south on 517 at this point. The trailhead is little more than a dirt parking area with no services. The trail takes off to the south from this point and goes as far south as the border with Colorado.

Read more about the Medicine Bow Rail Trail


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the communities and trails mentioned in this article.


Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Wyoming

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Wyoming.

Resources: Wyoming

Below is a list of resources for recreational trails in the State of Wyoming

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