How to get to Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls. It's a cool place and we get a lot of questions about how to get to the falls. Curt Gowdy State Park does a great job of marking trails and trail intersections, but it can be tricky to find the best route. We see people up there all the time looking for the waterfall and on the wrong trail. We thought we'd dedicate a post to Hidden Falls and give you a few tips for this hike. We're going to break it down into the most popular route, the easiest route, and a fun loop. Most Scenic/Popular Route:…

The Cross-Country Skiers Guide to Laramie, Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming. It doesn't seem like a ski town, right? People come to Laramie to catch a football game or to get smashed at the brewfest during Jubilee Days, they don't come here to ski. But they should and here's why. Our ski trails are awesome!  (you might get blown off the parking lot at the Tie City trailhead but that's part of the experience right?) Sure we're not Canmore, Alberta or West Yellowstone, Montana...places known for their amazing nordic skiing. We also don't have any fancy schmanzy ski lodges with hot chocolate, handsome foreign ski instructors named Sven, and ski rentals. But…

12 Trails of Christmas: Happy Jack

We love Happy Jack. Not just because it's a 15 minute commute from our garage to the trailhead but because Happy Jack combines the perfect trifeca of a wicked fast sledding hill with winter trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Sure, you can also fat bike and snowboard on the trails from the Happy Jack trailhead too so I guess that would make it the perfect quintfecta. We also love that the Happy Jack trailhead is just a wee bit more protected from the wind than the Tie City trailhead. (Notice I said wee bit, no part of Pole Mountain is…