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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,141/1 ft
Total: 50 riders
 

Mountain Biking Vedauwoo

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#146 of 233 mountain bike trails in Wyoming
#9434 in the world

This is a network of multiuse trails that can link up to Happy Jack. There is singletrack, doubletrack and fire roads. This network includes the Turtle Rock trail, a popular 3 mile loop. There are rocky technical sections, huge rock formations, and great views. There is a trail off of Turtle Rock loop linking to Rd 700DA that goes to Devils Playground area and others that have more trails, including double black diamonds. The Pedal House (307-742-5533) or Fine Edge Ski, Sport and Cycle (307-745-4499) are bike shops in Laramie. If there aren't trail maps, you can get them at Headquarters at Happy Jack just north up I-80 or from the Pedal House.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Take I-80 east of Laramie WY about 10 miles, or west from Cheyenne WY, to Vedauwoo exit. Follow signs to campground and trailhead.
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  • gregval
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    Started at the West Turtle Rock TH, went clockwise around the loop. Crossed onto Valley Massif Cut-off, to get to Valley Massif trail. Went both ways on Valley Massif, but the trail petered out, and couldn't follow it. (This is a warning on the map, but both directions just vanished.)
    Came back to continue clockwise on Turtle Rock Loop. Then went NE on Damn Trail, to 700DA road, to Impalement Tr. Up Devil's Slide Tr. Devils' slide is a "black", but the trail itself was pretty smooth, just some good climbs. Connected to Skeleton Tr, going NW. Finally came back SE on the easy Cow Trail, through the river meadow. Then back to Impalement/Damn. Then completed the Turtle Rock loop back to the west TH.
    It's all pretty rideable, except some sections of the Turtle Rock loop.
    You MUST take a map, and even then you will not be able to follow all the trails right away. Download one from Pedal House in Laramie. The GPS map here looks accurate, so try and download to your Garmin or phone to keep track of where you are. Openstreetmap.org also has most of the trails detailed, so that would be a good map to download to your GPS tracking app.
    I strongly suggest you call Pedal House to get trail recommendations before you ride; wish we had. There was quite a few wet spots to cross. But, still was a good ride.

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  • operafan71
    *****

    08.05.2012 Great fun. Plenty of mental and physical stimulation. Little hops, tight squeezes, roots, flat rock, smooth dirt, twisty corners. Quite a few hikers/climbers close to the parking lot. If you like to boulder or climb bring your rock shoes. $5 day use fee or seasonal pass required.

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  • markgowan
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    Nice beginner trail. Lots of fun. This is a loop with a couple of off-shoots. We went up and camped in the nearby public space. It sprinkled a bit that night, but the trail was fine. Some rock formations, but mostly pebbly. No major climbs. There are a few really fun sections that have some rock-riding (I flopped over in some cactus at one point), but these sections are fairly short.

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  • Permagrin
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    I don't mind getting my feet wet or coming out of a ride dirty but this trail was the worst one I've ridden. Tried to come in with the map and usually pretty good about route finding but a lot of trails either were not visible by any means or were in the swamp. We ended up back on the highway 5 miles up the road but not before riding through the most cow patty's I've ever had the displeasure of seeing. Maybe it would've been better with someone familiar with the area but Happy Jack was much funner and worth the effort.

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  • John Fisch
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    Start with a map and find your entry point--all are equally good (or bad, depending on your perspective). There's almost unlimited mileage in here, but most of it is doubletrack, none of it is particularly entertaining, and then there's the cattle (which means hoofprints and cowpies). Some areas can be marshy and the trail disappears--don't venture here if you don't like getting your feet muddy. Only recommended if you want to get semi-lost and rack up a lot of mileage.* Review edited 10/31/2009

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  • John Fisch
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    Turtle Rock is Waaay fun. Unfortunately, it's only 2.5 miles. Be ready to share the trail with hiking families and dogs. The rest of the network in the Devil's Playground area is far less entertaining. For more great singletrack, head up to the Headquarters Trail/Happy Jack area.* Review edited 10/31/2009

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  • jeff82
    *****

    Cool trail. Make sure you ride turtle rock trail. Some sagebrush and cows. Make sure and check it out if in the area

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  • dauw
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    During my first ride here I rode (according to the map proviced by the Pedal House) the main road to Turtle Rock -> Damn Trail -> Race Loop -> Devils Slide -> Cow Trail -> Damn Trail -> Turtle Rock -> Return. This being April, I rode in early morning while ground was still frozen to avoid tearing up the trail. Nice network of trails. Besides a few decent climbs, there was nothing overly technical except for the creek crossings. Good variety for all skill levels, including roads. Great views of Sherman Granite outcrops. There are many more trails in this network that I will explore. Turtle Rock is a good warmup for the rest of the network, but can be busy with hikers. Other than Turtle Rock, other trials were not marked, so bring a map. Its pretty hard to get lost though because of the topography. The rescue factor on trails other than Turtle Rock may be low.

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