Medicine Bow
National Forest

Medicine Bow – Routt National Forest is the official title to a U.S. Forest Service managed area extending over 2,222,313 acres (8,993.38 km2) in the states of Wyoming and Colorado, United States. What were once three separate areas, Medicine Bow National Forest, Routt National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland were administratively combined in 1995 due to similarity of the resources, proximity to each other and for administrative purposes. The Medicine Bow National Forest section (1,096,891 acres) is located in southeastern Wyoming and was originally created as a forest reserve in 1902. Named after the Native American powwows in which numerous tribes would congregate here in search of mountain mahogany, which was an excellent wood for the manufacturing of bows, and to perform…
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Loop Highlighting Mining Activity and Local Habitat
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Platform Overlooking Vast Grassy Flat
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Several Picnic Tables Next to Trailhead
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Formerly Known as Medicine Bow Ski Area
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Scenic Picnic Spots Underneath the Mountains
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Pole Mountain Area Access
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Access to Medicine Bow Peak and Bike Path
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Trail to Miners Cabin and French Creek Canyon
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Barber Lake Ski Trail Access
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This short and relatively easy out and back to Twin Lakes gives hikers a great t…
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The loop route climbs the back side of the Snowy Range Peaks which can be rocky …
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