Crow Creek Road

Laramie, Wyoming (Albany County)

Last Updated: 01/10/2021
4.9 / 5 ( 8 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: 05/26 - 01/31
Length: 8.13 miles
Highest Elevation: 8108 feet
Duration: About 2 hours
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Laramie
Nearest Town w/ Services: Laramie
Official Road Name: 701.G, 701.GA, 701.DC, 701.D
Management Agency: Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
District: Laramie Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Crow Creek Road
The Crow Creek four-wheel drive trail is a great trail to experience mesas of ponderosa pine and stretches of rolling grasslands. The trail is situated in the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest in between Cheyenne and Laramie Wyoming. The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland cover nearly 2.9 million acres from north central Colorado to central and northeastern Wyoming. The Pole Mountain section of this magnificent national forest lies just 30 minutes west of Cheyenne. Prior to 1959, this 55,000-acre area was administered by the Department of Defense for military training. There are two old bunkers in the area, and one you get to see from this trail.

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Waypoints

1. Crow Creek Trailhead (0 mi)
Turn east at the old corral onto 701G.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Laramie, Wyoming

Take Interstate 80 east 9.5 miles to Exit 323, Happy Jack Road. Turn onto Exit 323 and go left across the bridge. At the stop sign, turn left/west onto Happy Jack Road (Wyoming Highway 210). Follow Happy Jack Road for 7.7 miles and turn left/north onto USFS 701. Follow USFS 701 north for 1 mile where you will find the Crow Creek Trailhead on your right as it heads east.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (18)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: We enjoyed this trail (July 1 2019) but when we got to what looked to be where we believed the trail would end and join back up to 701 there was a fence across the trail. Have others encountered this? We ended up back tracking the trail. We thought we'd missed a turn but there were no alternate routes, forks open during our visit. Thanks in advance.
–Kevin Tucker (07/03/2019)
–Tim Palmer (08/02/2019)

Writer Information

Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the Trailsoffroad.com community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg
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