Roaring Fork Creek Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Near Friend Park Campground at the base of Laramie Peak. This non-motorized trail wraps around the northwest side of Laramie Peak into Ashenfelder Basin. Horse camping allowed, with no development provided.  Adequate parking is available for horse trailers and camping units at the trailhead, and dispersed camping is available at the trailhead and at Goochie Park along the trail.  The trail follows an old fire road for the first mile then becomes a single-track trail ascending steeply for another mile. During the mid-1980s, a large forest fire burned through the area. You will see small lodgepole pines growing in the burned area. The trail then descends into Goochie Park for another 2 to 2.5 miles. Goochie Park offers numerous camping opportunities along meadows and sage flats.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open seasonally, weather dependent.
Fees Free.
Open Season: June - late-fall
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Douglas, WY
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Douglas Ranger District
307-‚Äč358-4690
2250 East Richards Street
Douglas, WY 82633-8922

General Information

Directions:

From Douglas, WY, travel to Friend Park Campground by taking the Esterbrook Road (Highway 94) south approximately 17 miles, continuing south on County Road 5 for 11 miles then southwest 15 miles on CR 5, and driving on FS Road 671 for two miles. The trail is signed off FS Road 671 about two miles before the campground.

 


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
9 miles

  Latitude : 
42.2655

  Longitude : 
-105.5014

  Elevation : 
7000

 



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