Day Hiking

With hundreds of miles of trail, opportunities for day hikes abound across all areas of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland. From a quick lap around a lake or rock outcrop after a picnic lunch to an early morning adventure catching the sunrise on a mountain peak, hikers of all skill levels can find a trail suited for them. Some trails are paved and accessible to all visitors, while others may have rocky terrain or patches of snow year-round. Use the links below to explore the many trails on the forests and grasslands and check with the local ranger district for the most current trail conditions.

Day Hiking Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities