Laramie Peak Trailhead

Area Status: Open

This 4.2 mile trail is at the base of Laramie Peak in the North Laramie Range. Parking and restroom facilities are available at the trailhead. No overnight parking is permitted at the trailhead, however, if you are overnight hiking from the trailhead, please park in the dispersed camping areas.

The Friend Park campground is adjacent to the trailhead and offers developed campsites with tables, toilets, fire grates and drinking water. Dispersed camping is available ¼ mile outside of the campground. The trail is relatively flat for about the first mile, as it follows along Friend Creek, then the climb becomes steeper.

Friend Creek Falls is a small waterfall about 2 miles up the trail and provides a convenient place to rest or a turnaround point. The trail rises to 2,500 feet in elevation over approximately 3 miles to show panoramic views of several states, mountain ranges and cities.

At a Glance

Fees: $5.00/vehicle/day
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No vehicles over 50" in width. Wyoming State OHV sticker required on vehicles.
Closest Towns: Douglas, WY
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Douglas Ranger District
2250 East Richards Street
Douglas, WY 82633-8922
(307) 358-4690

General Information


#1: Follow WY Highway 94 south from Douglas, to County Road 5 (Esterbrook Road), south to Forest Road 671, northeast to Forest Road 661, north to trailhead, 47 miles.

#2: Follow US Highway 30 north from Laramie to Rock River, continue north on Highway 30 to County Road 61 (Fetterman Road), northeast to County Road 710 (Esterbrook Road), northeast to Forest Road 671, east to Forest Road 661, northeast to trailhead, 90 miles.


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