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Useful Outdoor Resources

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

Avalanche Reports & Conditions

CAIC Colorado Avalanche & Information Center
Westwide Avalanche Network Links to all North American avalanche centers.
Medicine Bow Nordic Ski Patrol These folks do a lot of patrolling and rescue work up in the Snowies. Visit their “Patroller Assignment Calendar” link to find out the most current conditions report of the Snowies. 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.


Laramie Range Enduro Mountain Bike Race A 111 Km. mountain bike race hosted locally. They also host the Stone Temple 8 race at Curt Gowdy in the fall.
Laramie Bike Net Local bike group.
Laramie Mountain Bike Series Offers a series of Mountain Bike races at Happy Jack and Curt Gowdy


Happy Jack and Vedauwoo Trail Map Our "backyard" trails, just 15 minutes from town. Courtesy of the Pedal House, this map includes on-and-off system trails.
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.
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.
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.

Public Land (official web site)

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.

Outdoor Schools and Guides

NOLS National Outdoor Leadership school. Based in Lander, WY.

Rock Climbing

International Climbers Festival Held annually in July in Lander, WY.
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


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.
WARTs - Wyoming Adventure Running Team Southeast Wyoming trail running group; a Yahoo group.

Water Sports

Wyoming Colorado USGS stream flow data for Wyoming and Colorado A complete paddlers forum for Colorado.

Wilderness Medicine

WMI-NOLS Wilderness Medical Institute or NOLS.  A great source of wilderness medical skills for outdoor professionals


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.

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