Pole Mountain Trail Project Phase 2 Gets Rolling

Things are moving along on Phase 2 of the Pole Mountain Trail Project. We just posted some pretty instructive pictures of why some of the trails needed heavy maintenance and rerouting. Our goal is to end up with sustainable trails that are fun for all users, within the guidelines of the managing land agency. WeRead more

Pole Mountain Trail Project Wins National Award

Exciting news…the Pole Mountain Trail Project won a national award from the Coalition for Recreational Trails. It’s great to get recognition for this project that brought together the US Forest Service, the Laramie Community, the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Conservation Corps (and us, of course) to accomplish something really worthwhile. We are glad toRead more

Productive NPLD Dig Day Wraps-Up Initial Phase of the Pole Mountain Trail Project

We had a great time at the National Public Lands Day community dig day at Pole Mountain this past Saturday in Laramie. This event, which also saw volunteers building new trail on the State Section of land just east of Laramie, was organized by the the UW Outdoor Program (thanks Dan McCoy and staff), WyomingRead more

Reminder: The Second Pole Mountain Dig Day is Saturday, September 30th.

Update: The event organizers have asked community members who want to participate in the event to register either at the SLCE office or online on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-public-lands-day-trail-building-tickets-37711694694. Join us for another community dig day at Pole Mountain, this time to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  We are hoping to do someRead more

Pole Mountain Trail Project – Phase One Success and Next Steps

Phase one of the Pole Mountain Trail Project was substantially completed during May and June with excellent results. The four Wyoming Conservation Corps crews and many volunteers put in over 3,000 hours work on the System Trails to improve trail drainage and reroutes necessary for trail sustainability on Pole Mountain. Located between Laramie and Cheyenne,Read more

Kids’ MTB Camps at Curt Gowdy State Park are Enjoyed by Campers and Coaches Alike

“These kids are amazing!” was a common sentiment expressed by volunteer coaches at the Stone Temple Mountain Bike Camp, held this past June at Wyoming’s Curt Gowdy State Park. As usual, coaches were surprised at the growth as both mountain bikers and people the kids displayed over the course of the annual 5-day camp andRead more

Laramie Enduro Gets an Epic Face Lift

The Laramie Range Enduro originated in 1998 with a start/finish line located within the City of Laramie, Wyoming and climbed the west flank of the Laramie Range more than 1,300 feet into what has become the heart of this annual event – the Pole Mountain trail system. Over the years, the race course has changedRead more

Major Pole Mountain Trail Maintenance Project Coming this Summer

For Immediate Release – Please contact:           Tim Young, tim@wyopath.org and 307-413-8464           Aaron Voos, atvoos@fs.fed.us and 307-745-2323 (download press release as a PDF)     Wyoming Pathways, the statewide voice of people who bike and walk, and the Laramie Ranger District, are pleased to announce thatRead more

Wyoming Pathways Chairman, Bruce Burrows Helps Save Life of Heart Attack Victim – Demonstrates the Value of First Aid Training Out On the Trail

From WYDOT Interchange Magazine – July 2017 (download the article in PDF format) Bruce Burrows’ retirement has been anything but boring so far. Since he ended his 36-year WYDOT career on Jan. 29, Burrows has been traveling the country to various skiing, mountain biking and blues festival destinations, and now has added helping save aRead more

Post Charrette Update – Pole Mountain Trail Charrette – Friday, August 12th in Laramie, WY

The Pole Mountain Trail Charrette was a great success, with over 50 attendees, including representatives from the USFS, the Laramie trail using community, the Governor’s office, Senator Barasso’s and Senator Enzi’s office and IMBA, to name a few.  The sessions were very productive, with exercises that helped generate great ideas about how to move forwardRead more