Crow Creek Road

4.8/5 (22 reviews)
Laramie, Wyoming (Albany County)
Last Updated: 01/10/2021
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Highlights

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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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (22 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Good fun trail that is not too technical. There are some rocky bits that lower clearance vehicles may find challenging. There are also several ruts that add a bit of fun to the drive, most can be bypassed if needed. A good amount of dispersed campsites can be found along this trail as well as connector trails
Trail Review: Crow Creek Road - Tim N.
Trail Review: Crow Creek Road - Tim N.
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/13/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail rating was spot on to me. But there were a few spots where I had to be careful to not end up off camber going downhill. Pretty dry trail this morning, no water or mud. I ran the trail counter-clockwise, like the trail guide here. If I were to do it again, I would probably just turn around at waypoint 10 and do it out and back. The rest of the trail in my opinion was just pretty basic dirt road (still beautiful as Medicine Bow always is though). Then again I would have missed the coyote had I turned around.
Trail Review: Crow Creek Road - Carissa
Trail Review: Crow Creek Road - Carissa
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Status: Open
Visited: 09/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

We visited the trail over Labor Day weekend. There were lots of people and campers up to about waypoint 3. Beyond that there are some pretty severely rutted out sections that discouraged most and eliminated most campers from proceeding. We saw a large bull Moose at around waypoint 7. All in all, a pretty easy trail that we did in our slightly lifted 5th get 4Runner, but in 2WD the whole way.
Trail Review: Crow Creek Road - Paul Steen
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

This trail has it all from camping, biking, hiking , climbing, dispersed camping and close to 2 towns. Most of the roads up here are east enough for a Prius but this trial is not. I doubt a Subaru could make it past some of the Rocky areas with out some bottoming out. I have a stock Liberty on street tires and has to choose lines carefully. Not complaining it was awesome ! Just don’t want anyone to come in here with a van or car and tear something up. The history in the area is really cool too! 2 observation bunkers and other relics from the military base from the first half of the 1900s. There is a website if you Google ‘secrets of Polemountain ‘ that gives some history and places to find some historical sites. Oh, the creek crossing has concrete bricks in it now for some easy crossing :)
Trail Review: Crow Creek Road - Paul Stone
Trail Review: Crow Creek Road - Paul Stone
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/25/2022

The trail just opened! The trail condition was relatively dry and Crow Creek had little/no "over flow" (as of 5/25/22) which meant Waypoint 9 had zero mud to worry about.
Trail Review: Crow Creek Road - James J Wolfe
Trail Review: Crow Creek Road - James J Wolfe
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