Trail Grants Secured! Pole Mountain and Lander Trails to Benefit

January brought great news for trail lovers in Lander and Laramie – two new natural surface trail grants have been awarded to Wyoming Pathways for partnership projects with the forest service and local communities. With matching funds and volunteers, the two projects will invest over $100,000 in Wyoming’s public trail systems.

  • The Laramie Pole Mountain Trail Project will receive a $50,000 federal RTP trail grant for phase 2 trail work this summer on the popular trail system above Laramie on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest.
  • For Lander’s Sinks Canyon Brewers Extension Trail, the Laura Jane Musser Fund just announced a $20,000 grant to Wyoming Pathways to help construct the trail. Combined with matching funds from Lander Cycling and Wyoming Pathways, and a still pending National Forest Foundation grant, the project goal is to create a continuous 10-mile high-quality trail experience, and to enhance community trail partnerships.