Most of the links given were found through Internet search. Some places I have been able to visit and a few have been recommended to me by other people who have been there. With your help, we can share our knowledge with disabled people everywhere and also increase awareness of the need for more accessibility. Please e-mail me with your suggestions using the form to the right.
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge Complex is headquartered in Walden, Colorado phone 970-723-8528 The Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge is part of a refuge complex that includes one refuge in Colorado and four in southern Wyoming.
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge 970-723-8202
Moose-Goose Nature Trail 0.5 mile “…winds along the Illinois River, provides a great chance to view song birds and other riparian residents.”
There are three ADA compliant overlooks and an accessible viewing blind.
Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge
2.6 miles of hiking trail. “It is possible to hike all or portions of the system. The flat to gently sloping terrain makes it enjoyable for all hikers.”
Ashley National Forest Phone 435-789-1181 Visitor Guide
The Forest is mostly in northeastern Utah, with just a bit including the Flaming Gorge in Wyoming.
Yellowpine Interpretive trail 0.5 miles The trail is at the Yellowpine Campground.
? The Chamber of Commerce Guide lists six “easy” trails on page 29. Be sure to call either the Visitor Center or the Chamber of Commerce since no details are given. From the website: “Try the short interpretive Nature Trails at Sheep Creek, Moose Ponds, West Greens Lake and Aspen for an easy enlightening walk through a variety of habitats along this scenic drive.” Easy for them might not be easy for you. Check with them.
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Phone 406-666-2412 or 307-548-5406 Hiking Guide
This recreation area bridges Montana and Wyoming.
Driving directions from Montana and Wyoming Links to Trail Descriptions Accessibility Map
Two Eagles Interpretive Trail 0.25 miles round trip
Visitor Center Pond 0.26 mile “…a great place to see red-winged blackbirds and boreal chorus frogs during the summer.”
Bighorn Headgate Trail rated as an easy gravel path of 0.1 mile round trip to “quiet picnic area”.
Lockhart Ranch Trail consists of a choice of loops, one 0.5 miles, the other 2 miles. Both are old dirt roads.
Grand Teton National Park Phone 307-739-3300 Map Accessibility Brochure Map and Descriptions of Day Hikes Map and Brochure of Lake Shore Hikes
Ten Easy Hikes from TetonHikingTrails.com by Bill Schneider
Colter Bay Marina to amphitheater 0.3 mile one way along the east shore of Jackson Lake.
Jackson Lake Dam 0.2 mile
LSRP Lake Creek Overlook & Waterfall 0.2 mile
Multi-use path way Jackson to South Jenny 20 miles, paved
? String Lake Shore Trail 0.5 mile. This is a broken and uneven paved surface. String Lake Trailhead Map
Jenny Lake Shore Trail – currently disrupted for rehabilitation Jenny Lake Trailhead Map
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests Phones: Forest supervisor 307-745-2300
From stateparks.com: “The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests extend from north central Colorado to central Wyoming. The Forests encompass portions of many mountain ranges including the Gore Range, Flat Tops, Parks Range, Medicine Bow Mountains, Sierra Madre, and Laramie Range.”
Unfortunately, this branch of the Forest Service gives very little information on trails. Here is the page with links to information each trail, but they seldom give length, let alone difficulty rating.
Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District 307-326-5258
Snowy Range Scenic Byway also described here
Mirror Lake Picnic Ground includes an accessible path to the water, campsites and fishing platform.
Lake Marie Trail goes along the southeast shore of the Lake
Yellowstone National Park The park is in both Wyoming and Montana, so I am posting in both states.
Accessibility Guide The Accessibility Guide is very thorough so I am posting just a bit about some of the accessible places in Yellowstone.
“Manual wheelchairs can be rented at medical clinics for $10 per day with a credit card (or $300 cash) deposit. Wheelchairs are available for loan at each lodging facility, except Roosevelt Lodge, and the Old Faithful, Canyon, and Albright (Mammoth) visitors centers while in those areas.”
The use of Segways is somewhat limited. Check ahead.
Mammoth Hot Springs. There are accessible boardwalk from which you can view the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces.
Norris Geyser Basin and Area. There are boardwalks here, but you may need assistance. The lower section of the Artists Paintpots is wheelchair accessible.
Old Faithful. There are accessible paved trails and boardwalks going to Old Faithful Geyser, Geyser Hill, and Castle Geyser
Fishing Bridge Area. There is an accessible trail to the Mud Volcano, 6 miles north of Fishing Bridge.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy lists wheelchair accessible trails in Wyoming.
Wheelchairtraveling.com is an outstanding resource.