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Encampment Travel Guide

Sports and the Outdoors

Cross-Country Skiing

A network of cross-country trails in Medicine Bow–Routt National Forest, the Bottle Creek Ski Trails include several backcountry trails suitable only for expert skiers. There are also easier routes for skiers of all levels. Some trails double as snowmobile trails. All of them are free. Hwy. 70, 6 mi southwest of Encampment, Encampment, WY, 82325. 307/327–5720.

For ski rentals and sales as well as trail information, go to the Trading Post. Junction of Hwys. 70 and 230, Encampment, WY, 82325. 307/327–5720.


There are extensive trails in the Sierra Madre range west of Encampment, ranging from developed paths around Bottle Creek to wilderness trails through Huston Park and along the Encampment River.

For hiking information, contact the Forest Service office of the Medicine Bow–Routt National Forest, Hayden District. 204 W. 9th St., Encampment, WY, 82325. 307/326–5258.

Horseback Riding

Rick Stevens of Horseback Adventures can lead a trail ride geared to your riding level. You can choose between rides in the Snowy Range, Sierra Madres, or desert country throughout Carbon County. Rides rage in length from half-day to overnight pack trips. Encampment, WY. 307/326–5569.



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