It is open to hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are welcome.
There 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.
The are 7 easy trails totaling 8.0 miles.
There are 2 moderate trails totaling 6.4 miles.
There are 3 difficult trails totaling 2.6 miles.
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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.
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.
If you are looking for a guide to take with you around Vedauwoo and Blair:
- 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 has information about the Vedauwoo Campground and Picnic Area and 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 7,840 to 8,420 feet.
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.
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