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Useful Outdoor Resources

Campus Recreation

We are happy to provide you with some outdoor resources (links) that we have found useful.

Maps

Happy Jack and Vedauwoo Bike and Multi-Use Trail Map Our "backyard" trails, just 15 minutes from town. Courtesy of the Pedal House, this map includes on-and-off system trails.
Happy Jack XC Ski Trails An amazing network of trails that are groomed by the amazing folks at the Medicine Bow Nordic Ski Association
Chimney Park Ski Trails Another beautiful set of groomed trail loops, just 40 minutes away in the souther section of the Snowies. 
Curt Gowdy Trail Map Curt Gowdy is a 27 min. drive and has excellent hiking, biking and equestrian trails.
Glendo State Park Map Glendo State Park has been adding a significant number of trails in the past few years. The trails are excellent.
Campus Bicycle Route Map A map of the approved bicycle routes on campus.
Laramie Bike Map Bike map and information for biking in Laramie.
Just Trails Just Trails is a fantastic resource for trail information for hiking including, color print out maps, videos, trail descriptions, etc. especially for southeast Wyoming and Northern Colorado.

 

Avalanche Reports & Conditions

CAIC Colorado Avalanche & Information Center
Westwide Avalanche Network Links to all North American avalanche centers.
Powderbuzz.com Colorado backcountry skiing, online resources, and information exchange.

 

Local Ski Areas & Information

Jackson Hole Jackson is about a six hour drive from Laramie.
Snowy Range Ski Area Located 30 minutes west of Laramie.
Steamboat Steamboat is about 2 1/2 hours from Laramie.

 

Biking

Laramie Range Enduro Mountain Bike Race A 111 Km. mountain bike race hosted locally.
Laramie Bike Net Local bike group.
Laramie Mountain Bike Series Offers a series of Mountain Bike races at Happy Jack and Curt Gowdy
MTB Project MTB project has descriptions, photos, elevation profiles, distances, and ratings for trails all over the US. They also have a mobile app so you can download the trails to your phone, and take the map data with you.

 

Rock Climbing

Mountain Project 185,663 routes around the world! 
International Climbers Festival A world renowned climbing festival that is just up in Lander, WY. Held every July. 
Wild Iris Mountain Sports Contains a lot of information about local climbing and hiking areas near Lander.
Rogers Canyon climbing guide Rogers Canyon is located a few minutes north of Laramie

 

Running

Silent Trails Memorial Race A 10 Mi. trail race at Happy Jack in honor of the 8 UW student athletes who were tragically lost in 2001.

 

Water Sports

USGS Water Data Real Time USGS stream flow data.
Mountainbuzz.com A complete paddlers forum for Colorado.

 

Public Land (official websites)

Grand Teton National Park A six hour drive from Laramie.
Curt Gowdy State Park 20 Min. from Laramie, between Laramie and Cheyenne. Great mountain biking trails, camping, and two reservoirs.
Devil's Tower National Monument About a six hour drive from Laramie.
Rocky Mountain National Park Just a three hour drive to our south.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Laramie Ranger District The local land management agency for Vedauwoo, Happy Jack and Snowy Range areas.
Yellowstone National Park About an 8 hour drive from Laramie.

 

Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness Medicine Training Center Unparalleled instruction in wilderness medicine & outdoor program risk management. 
NOLS Wilderness Medicine You can find a wilderness medicine course all over the world. Choose from a range of courses tailored to meet your needs, whether you’re a novice or a medical professional. Search courses by course type or location.

 

Outdoor Schools and Guides

NOLS National Outdoor Leadership school. Based in Lander, WY with courses around the world varying in length. Credits earned through NOLS courses are transferable to the University of Wyoming.

 

Other

AORE The Outdoor Program is an organizational member of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education.
LNT The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program is a proud partner of Leave No Trace.
Contact Us

Outdoor Program

Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, Rm. 141

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3604

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2402

Email: op@uwyo.edu

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