Rock Climbing

Many of the superb climbing destinations across the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests are regionally and nationally recognized. The forests provide many exciting routes for everyone, ranging from beginners to the most seasoned climbers. Many areas provide opportunities for trad, crag, top rope, and free solo climbing, as well as bouldering. Find your next ascent by using the links below.


Rock Climbing Areas

  • California Park/Black Mountain Area area description
  • Flat Tops Area area description
  • Routt Divide Trail #1108
  • Laramie Peak Area area description
  • Curtis Gulch Campground
  • Curtis Gulch Trailhead
  • Douglas Ranger District
  • La Prele Guard Station
  • Labonte Trailhead
  • Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area area description
  • North Routt County Area area description
  • Seedhouse Campground
  • Pole Mountain Area area description
  • Blair Picnic Site
  • Laramie Ranger District
  • Nautilus Rock Trailhead
  • Vedauwoo Campground
  • Vedauwoo Designated Dispersed Campsites
  • Vedauwoo Picnic Sites
  • Sierra Madre Area area description
  • Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District
  • Steamboat Springs Area area description
  • Dumont Lake Campground
  • Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities