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Medicine Bow National Forest

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Great place to escape

This is a wonderful place to bring friends and family. Experience the great outdoors with rock... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calgary, Canada
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This was our first visit to this area of the country and we were blown away by the beauty. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Range of mountains close to Laramie which offer a wide variety of outdoor sports.
2468 Jackson St, Laramie, WY 82070-6535
+1 307-745-2300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to bring friends and family. Experience the great outdoors with rock climbing, hiking, camping, and exploring. There is some cell phone reception in various areas of the park but for the most part you’re totally off grid so be prepared...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to this area of the country and we were blown away by the beauty. We visited during an unusually warm week in September. Bright clear skies, short sleeved shirts. Amazing terrain and vistas around every bend.

Thank b-n-wm-n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful park with incredible vistas and some great hiking. The area around Mount Medicine Bow is especially stunning.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The area is beautiful and there is a quaint town (Centennial, WY) located in the area. Lots of hiking/walking trails. Plenty of camping areas. Recommend spending a few days in the area.

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't prepared for how beautiful this National Forest, and the Snowy Mountains, is. Great place to spend time outdoors in beautiful scenery.

Thank Blusplyr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Started hiking in late afternoon at Lake Marie West trailhead. Fascinating views but also strong winds.

Thank Columbus_CS
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Definitely worth the time to drive up to Centennial and over the pass if you are in Laramie. Beautiful lakes and lots of hiking opportunities. We wish we'd had more time to do more hiking.

Thank CougLiz
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite national forests in the United States. It’s terrific for passing through on the highway between Laramie and Saratoga or getting out into the back country for hiking. There are well placed roadside pullouts along the way that emphasizes the...More

Thank Jordan_McAlister
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We did a three day/two night loop, summiting Medicine Bow peak on the second night. Amazing trails and scenery. Incredible night sky!

Thank MamaMolly
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We hiked to the Medicine Bow Peak from Lewis lake. The view was great most part of the hike. It was our first trip to Wyoming. We were in northern Colorado visiting family and drove up to Wyoming only for this hike. It was well...More

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Linda P
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Response from Hugh S | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, but the highway runs right down the middle of it, and if you blink, you'll miss the town. Speed limit is much lower than highway speed, but dog can't run free. Apologies for taking so much time to answer. Just... More
9 June 2016|
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Response from Sandy M | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any but it may be possible to see them. We certainly did see black bear and Grizzlies ion Yellowstone.