Medicine Bow–Routt National Forest Guide

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest extends from central Wyoming to the northern section of Colorado. In addition to its wildlife habitat, this protected area provides forage for livestock, timber, water for irrigation, and more. The Park Range, a segment of the Rocky Mountains, lies within Medicine Bow and extends about 200 miles from Carbon County, Wyoming. Native American tribes that inhabited the southeastern area of Wyoming found mountain mahogany, which was later used to build exceptional bows and other weaponry with other friendly tribes. These tribes would hold ceremonial powwows in the forest area for healing, leading to the name Medicine Bow name. Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest offers a wide range of topography due to its large geographical area and reaches elevations ranging from 5,500 feet to 12,940 feet. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Medicine Bow–Routt National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Medicine Bow–Routt National Forest

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How to get to Medicine Bow–Routt National Forest

Address: 2468 Jackson Street, Laramie, WY 82070

Fee: Entry fee $0

The massive Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest is one of the largest and most frequently visited national forests in the country. The forest is exceptionally RV-friendly, so it is ideal for an RV trip. While crowds can appear during the busy season in the more popular parts of the forest, the site is large enough for any nature lover to find solitude. Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest has activities for everyone to enjoy throughout the year.