Pole Mountain Area

Area Status: Open

The Pole Mountain area is located north of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne in Albany County, Wyo. Approximately 55,000 acres in size, Pole Mountain is a popular area for recreation and the uniqueness of its terrain.  Large rock outcrops, rolling hills, short grass prairie, and many different types of trees inhabit this area on the Medicine Bow National Forest. 

In the Laramie, Cheyenne, and Fort Collins area, the Pole Mountain unit is some of the closest and most accessible National Forest System lands. Pole Mountain sees heavy year-round usage from visitors who want to explore public lands. Popular uses include, but are not limited to, mountain biking, climbing, camping, military training, hunting/fishing, winter sports, livestock grazing, hiking, off-highway vehicle travel, horseback riding, and communication sites.


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Pole Mountain Area

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Pole Mountain Area

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Pole Mountain Area

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Pole Mountain Area

Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Pole Mountain Area

Horse Riding

Areas for Horse Riding at Pole Mountain Area

Big Game Hunting

Small Game Hunting

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Pole Mountain Area

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Pole Mountain Area

Target Shooting

Interpretive Areas


Areas for Picnicking at Pole Mountain Area

Scenic Driving

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Pole Mountain Area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities