The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grasslands are located in the southern part of Wyoming and the northern part of Colorado.
Where is this Forest?

 

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The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland cover nearly 2.9 million acres from north central Colorado to central and northeastern Wyoming. From mountain ranges to grasslands and crystal clear streams, the national forests and national grassland provide abundant and unique opportunities for visitors. Read more about the forest

Recreation Opportunities

Year-round recreation opportunities abound in the Forests and Grassland. These activities include hiking, biking, camping, horse riding, OHV riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing, photography and a wide array of winter sports, just to name a few. View the Recreation page, and then navigate to the area or activity that you are interested in.

Contact the ranger district office in the area you plan to visit to get the most current information regarding changing conditions.

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Closures & Delayed Openings

Conditions may change quickly. Please call the ranger district office in the area you plan to visit to get the most current information about roads and campgrounds.

View information about road/area closures and delayed openings.

Closures and delayed openings may be in effect for a variety of reasons, but no matter the reason, all closures are ordered to ensure that the public remains safe while visiting National Forest System lands.  The Forest Service works to reopen these temporary closures as soon as possible. Common reasons for closures include hazard tree removal, seasonal snow/mud conditions, wildlife protection, public safety risk due to hazard trees, and resource damage resulting from floods or fires.

Before You Visit

Please review the safe visit and hazard tree guidelines and the mountain pine beetle infestation information below.

Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation

Mountain pine beetle infestations continue to spread on national forests, state forests and private lands in Colorado and Wyoming. Find out more.

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