Happy Jack Trailhead

Area Status: Open
Happy Jack TH

Winter skiing and summer hiking trails are available on this summit loop. Also very popular for mountain biking. Trails connect to Tie City and the Old Happy Jack Road. If you continue pass the trailhead there is Yellow Pine Campground and horse corrals. In the winter it is popular for sledding. 

Access from the Summit Visitor Center on I-80 to Happy Jack Road.  It is located in the Pole Mountain area and is managed by the Laramie Ranger District.

For trails in the Happy Jack area, click here

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year round.
Fees: $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Laramie, WY; Cheyenne, WY
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Information Center:
Laramie Ranger District
2468 Jackson St
Laramie, WY 82070

General Information

Directions: From Laramie, take Interstate 80 east 9.5 miles to WY 210 (Exit 323). Turn onto Exit 323 and go left at stop sign onto WY 210/ Happy Jack Rd, then 1 mile to Happy Jack Recreation Area sign.

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