Type: Backcountry
Length: 3.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: 17 miles west of Laramie, WY at Summit Rest Area., In Medicine Bow National Forest E of Laramie, connects Headquarters Road to Upper Tie City Campground.
States: Wyoming
Counties: Albany
Latitude: 41.24944   Longitude: -105.43336

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The Headquarters Trail accesses some of the most unique country of this region. Ponderosa Pine groves, mixed with wildflower meadows and beautifully colored granite rock formations make this easily accessible trail a must for all outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are the most popular activities found along the trail. In winter, portions of the trail are groomed for nordic and skate skiing. Wildlife abounds during the spring, summer and fall. Only 15 minutes from Laramie and 25 miles minutes from Cheyenne, this remarkable oasis is certainly worth stopping for when traveling in southeast Wyoming.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 4%
Elevation Low Point: 8,100
Elevation High Point: 8,700
Year Designated: 1979

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Paul Blackman
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests
2468 Jackson St.
Laramie , WY 82070
(307) 745-2300



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