Medicine Bow Rail Trail
The Medicine Bow Rail Trail follows a segment of an abandoned right-of-way along the old Laramie, Hahns Peak and Pacific Railroad, which was built at the turn of the 20th century. It starts at its southern end on the Colorado-Wyoming border and winds over 20 miles up to near Albany, Wyoming on its northern end. The trail circles Lake Owen, where I camped for a couple of nights while riding the trail.
It's an easy grade, wide and graveled, perfect for families and older folks, with several trailheads for access. Information boards with local history are placed along the route, too. There are also some interesting burned areas from a couple of forest fires near Lake Owen. The trail is non-motorized only, but don't be surprised to see ATV's crossing the route. Camping is available at several spots along the trail, including the Lake Owen Campground.
Here's some links to provide further information on the trail:
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