Sunday · March 24, 2024
Experience Wilderness at Roaring Fork Creek Trailhead, Wyoming
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Roaring Fork Creek Trailhead in Wyoming | Top Horse Trails

Roaring Fork Creek Trailhead, situated near Friend Park Campground at the base of Laramie Peak, is a gateway to pristine wilderness and breathtaking views. This 9-mile non-motorized trail offers a rugged adventure for hikers, horseback riders, and nature enthusiasts alike.

Trail Highlights

The trail winds around the northwest side of Laramie Peak into Ashenfelder Basin, offering spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. The first mile of the trail follows an old fire road before turning into a single-track trail that ascends steeply for another mile. Along the way, you'll pass through areas that were affected by a forest fire in the mid-1980s, where small lodgepole pines are now regrowing, creating a unique and beautiful landscape.

Camping and Parking

Roaring Fork Creek Trailhead provides ample parking for horse trailers and camping units, making it easy to access the trailhead and begin your adventure. Horse camping is allowed, although there are no developed facilities at the trailhead. Dispersed camping is available at the trailhead and at Goochie Park along the trail, offering a true wilderness camping experience.

Explore Goochie Park

As you descend into Goochie Park along the trail, you'll find numerous camping opportunities nestled among meadows and sage flats. This picturesque area provides a tranquil setting for camping, with plenty of space to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Plan Your Adventure

Whether you're looking for a challenging hike, a scenic horseback ride, or a peaceful camping experience, Roaring Fork Creek Trailhead has something for everyone. Plan your trip today and discover the untamed beauty of Wyoming's wilderness.



From Douglas, WY, travel to Friend Park Campground by taking the Esterbrook Road (Highway 94) south for approximately 17 miles, continuing south on County Road 5 for 11 miles then southwest 15 miles on CR 5, and driving on FS Road 671 for two miles. The trail is signed off FS Road 671 about two miles before the campground.


Roaring Fork Creek Trailhead offers the following facilities and amenities:

  • 9-mile non-motorized trail
  • Adequate parking is available for horse trailers and camping units
  • Dispersed camping sites


Horse camping is allowed, with no development provided.  Adequate parking is available for horse trailers and camping units at the trailhead, and dispersed camping is available at the trailhead and at Goochie Park along the trail. 


Cost Details:

  • Free to use



  •  No water and toilets
  • Open Season: June - October
  • Information center: Douglas Ranger District 307-​358-4690


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Roaring Fork Creek Trailhead does not require reservations for overnight accommodations. Please visit their page here on Top Horse Trails - Roaring Fork Creek Trailhead for more information.