Grab life by the handlebars and hit the trails. The mountain biking systems in southeastern Wyoming are well-renowned as a fantastic place to get your adrenaline pumping as you blast around dusty curves and bomb hills. Picture yourself here, riding through dappled forest light with the sound of only the trees, or traversing technical rock faces through crusty sagebrush prairies. Between the Medicine Bow National Forest and Curt Gowdy State Park, there is a trail fit for every rider and skill level in Laramie.
The Happy Jack Recreation Area is a must-do in both the summer or in winter with modified single-track for fat tire biking. As of 2019, the trail system connects directly to the city of Laramie through the newly-opened Pilot Hill Recreation Area. From Pilot Hill’s trails just at city limits, the roads connect directly to Tie City, Happy Jack Recreation Area, and the rest of the Medicine Bow National Forest to the east.
With limited cell coverage in the mountains, we highly recommend maps and a GPS to maintain your bearings on the trails. Always bring plenty of water at high elevation, sunscreen, and snacks so you can be sure to keep your energy and enthusiasm. Stick to trails, plan ahead, and always yield the trail to pass safely.
Looking for the most up-to-date advice on the current state of the trails and the best routes for your skill level? Get in touch with our local Laramie vendors at the Pedal House and All Terrain Sports.
We also keep upcoming race events on our Events Page. Laramie's most well-known race, the Laramie Range Epic, happens at the end of July each year. This race is a 32-mile cross country loop (or two), and is Laramie's premier biking event.