The Brush Creek Trail System is open all year.
It is open to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Dogs are welcome.
There are no parking or day use fees.
There are a total of 5.8 miles of trails, all of them are easy.
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The Brush Creek Trail System has about 8 miles of trails and makes for an easy hike or ride through the forest.
Starting just behind the visitor center, the trails work their up Brush Creek. Most of your time will be spent going through the forest but you will come close to the creek in a couple places.
0.5 miles from the trailhead you will come to an old tie hack cabin. This cabin is still in pretty good shape minus the roof.
0.2 Miles into the There and Back Trail you will come across the remains of a tie hack camp with several old cabins. These are badly deteriorated but very interesting to see. You can find our review of the tie camp here.
The Brush Creek Trail System is very popular in the winter for Cross Country Skiing.
If you are looking for a guide to take with you on the Brush Creek Trail System:
- You can view, download, and print a PDF version of our free trail guide.
- You can find these trails in our Snowy Range and Pole Mountain Trail Deck sold through our partner, Laramie’s Basecamp.
- The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest provides a free map along with a status and description.
- The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest also publishes the Medicine Bow National Forest Map – Waterproof.
- These trails are also part of the Hiking Wyoming’s Medicine Bow National Forest – Third Edition book by Marc Smith.
The trails range in elevation from 8120 feet at the trailhead to 8650 feet at the end of the There and Back Trail.
The parking area for the Brush Creek Trail System is behind the Brush Creek Visitor Center. From Saratoga drive south on Wyoming Highway 130/230 until the two highways split after about 8 miles. Turn east on Wyoming 130 and drive for about 13 miles. Look for signs for the Brush Creek Visitor Center. If you are coming from the east, follow Wyoming 130 west from Centennial for 29 miles.
Select the Google Map tab next to the Just Trails Map tab at the top of the page to see a directions map.
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