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The Basics


jt-clearVedauwoo and Blair is open all year but the campground and picnic area is closed seasonally.


jt-checkIt is open to hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are welcome.


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jt-clearThere is a fee of $5 per vehicle for each day if you enter the Vedauwoo picnic/campground area or the Blair Picnic Area. The Medicine Bow Routt National Forest Day Use Pass is accepted along with all Interagency Recreation Passes. 


jt-moderateThe are 7 easy trails totaling 8.0 miles.


jt-moderateThere are 2 moderate trails totaling 6.4 miles.


jt-moderateThere are 3 difficult trails totaling 2.6 miles.


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Recent Conditions

Check out our trail reports for recent conditions on the Vedauwoo and Blair trail system. And feel free to leave your own report in the comments below.

Description

Vedauwoo may be better know for it’s rock climbing but there are over 20 miles of trails through this area for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

The best known trail is Turtle Rock Trail. It is very popular with mountain bikers and it is also the only trail in this system that is marked and maintained by the forest service. Our friend Roger Ludwig has written about the Turtle Rock Trail as well over on his website Away From The Grind.

The rest of the trail system works it’s way around meadows, trees, and a different unique rock feature can be found around every bend. We’ve added the major trails that are easy to follow but there are more stock trails, game trails, and old roads in this area begging to be explored.

Guides

If you are looking for a guide to take with you around Vedauwoo and Blair:

Trails

Rock Formation at Vedauwoo

The trails range in elevation from 7,840 to 8,420 feet.

jt-easy 700 Access Trail (0.6 Miles)

jt-easy 700 Trail (1.1 Miles)

jt-easy Blair Loop (3.4 Miles)

jt-difficult Devil’s Playground Loop (1.6 Miles)

jt-difficult Egbert Hill (0.8 Miles)

jt-moderate Middle Crow Creek Loop (4.1 Miles)

jt-easy Middle Trail (1.9 Miles)

jt-easy Short Cut (0.3 Miles)

jt-difficult Steep Short Cut (0.2 Miles)

jt-easy Stub Road Access (0.1 Miles)

jt-moderate Turtle Rock Trail (2.3 Miles)

jt-easy Upper Parking Lot Link (0.6 Miles)

Directions

The most popular and easiest way to get to this trail system is to get off Interstate 80 at exit 329 and take Vedauwoo Road to the main entrance of Vedauwoo. There are many places to park and picnic here. Another popular access point is through the Blair Picnic Area. To get there, get off of Interstate 80 at exit 323, head toward the rest area but keep going past it. At the top of the hill the pavement will end at a cattle guard. Follow the dirt road after the cattle guard about 5 miles until you get to the entrance to the picnic area.

Select the Google Map tab next to the Just Trails Map tab at the top of the page to see a directions map.

You can help other people explore by leaving some comments about the Vedauwoo and Blair area below.

Blair Trailhead

Forest Road 700 Parking Area

 

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User Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. We talked about exploring this area someday and at least we now have the idea of which trail or trails to go. We fell in love with the place when we first saw it, but didn’t get to explore due to the bad weather. Thanks again! I am forwarding this link to my husband so we can plan a time to visit someday.

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