The Chimney Park Trail System is open all year.
It is open to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Dogs are welcome.
There is a fee of $5 per vehicle for each day. The Medicine Bow Routt National Forest Day Use Pass is accepted along with all Interagency Recreation Passes.
There are a total of 10.6 miles of trails, all of them are easy.
The Chimney Park trail system is excellent for a relaxed family afternoon in the woods. Located near a Boy Scout Camp, this trail system has four main loops that travel through a forest of Pine and Aspen.
Most of the elevation changes are gentle except for certain sections of the Jelm View and Lodgepole Loops. The trails are wide and well marked with blue diamonds along the trail and signs at the intersections. The Forest Service has added maps posted to trees near the old trail signs. These are a great addition to the trail system. Several old Forest Service roads intersect the trails and provide additional opportunities for exploring.
In the winter the trails are groomed for cross country skiing by the Forest Service when they are able to do so.
If you are looking for a guide to take with you on the Chimney Park 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 status and description. They also publish 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 8,800 to 9,000 feet.
Travel Southwest from Laramie on Highway 230 towards Woods Landing. The parking area is a little over 6 miles past Woods Landing on the South side of Highway 230 between mile markers 33 and 34.
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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