Albany County, Wyoming-Mountain Biking Mecca!

Mar 30, 2017

Albany County has hundreds of mountain bike trails from easy to extreme to choose from. Laramie has 3 bike shops and 2 outdoor shops that have knowledgeable bike enthusiasts to assist in your summer outdoor adventures. Some offering mountain bike and fat bike rentals. (See video)

Vedauwoo: Located about twenty-five minutes southeast of Laramie along I-80, the area around the famous Vedauwoo rocks offers thrilling mountain biking among wild granite formations. The Turtle Rock Loop is a 2.8 mile bike roller coaster, while many other trails explore the rocky outcroppings. Bring a map and take your bearings frequently as this area contains many unmarked use trails.

Happy Jack: Located about fourteen minutes southeast of Laramie, the Happy Jack trailhead provides access to a multi-use network of trails that will delight beginners and challenge even the most experienced rider. This area features miles of winding fire roads and steep single tracks and the lucky cyclist may catch a glimpse of marmot, elk or even moose.

Snowy Range Mountains: Located about twenty minutes west of Laramie, the Snowy Range offers a huge range of mountain biking terrain, from challenging single tracks to winding roads. Enjoy breath taking alpine vistas and wild-life spotting as you cruise along, or get your heart pounding as you navigate steep descents and tricky water crossings. The Little Laramie, Corner Mountain and Chimney Park trails are also used for cross-country skiing in the winter; they provide a relaxed experience for beginning riders.

Curt Gowdy State Park: Located about half an hour southeast of Laramie, Curt Gowdy State Park contains some of the most exciting mountain biking in Wyoming. The extensive single track system was designed specifically for mountain bikers, featuring log jumps, vertical drops, slab cruising and meandering dirt paths. Trail information posted at almost every intersection allows you to choose your level of challenge. The slightly lower elevation means that Curt Gowdy State park is snow-free earlier than either Vedauwoo or Happy Jack.

Medicine Bow Non-Motorized Recreation Trail: Located about forty-five minutes southwest of Laramie, Wyoming’s longest rail-trail stretches about 25 miles from Albany, Wyoming to the Colorado border. Old train tracks have been converted into a hard-packed gravel hiking and biking trail that takes you past thundering rivers, towering forests and placid lakes. Access is from Dry Park in the north, Pelton Creek in the South, or Vienna, Woods Creek, Lincoln Gulch and Lake Owen en route.

You are welcome to view the Visit Laramie site for information and maps to Albany county’s mountain biking trails.