WYOMING

Wyoming has a number of trails with minimal obstacles.  Some are very easy and others are wheelchair accessible.  Here are just a few of them.
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 in the sidebar.

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Federal

  • 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
    Wheelchair AccessibleMoose-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  
    The Forest is mostly in northeastern Utah, with just a bit including the Flaming Gorge in Wyoming.  Phone   435-789-1181   Visitor Guide
    Wheelchair AccessibleYellowpine Interpretive trail  0.5 miles  The trail is at the Yellowpine Campground.

    Flaming Gorge National  Recreation Area  “The Flaming Gorge NRA is located in the northeast corner of Utah and the southwest corner of Wyoming.”
    Wheelchair AccessibleRyan, from flaminggorgecountry.com writes that “There are wheel chair accessible nature trails located at Moose Pond, West Green’s Lake, and Red Canyon overlook/Red Canyon Visitor center.   Sheep Creek Geological loop, Sheep Creek Bay overlook, Red Canyon overlook, Dowd mountain overlook, Flaming Gorge Dam Visitor Center, and the Dam Vista Overlook are all easy access by vehicle with easy access viewpoints.”
    Red Canyon Visitor Center  435-889-3713

    ?  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.

  • Big Horn National Forest  Phone 307-674-2600  webpage with links to downloadable maps    
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    Sawmill Lakes Trail  #022  0.8 mile   This is described as an “Easy trail for day hiking. Accesses Sawmill Lakes. Gently climbs in elevation. Suitable for family outings.”  You would be wise to call the Tongue Ranger District at 307-674-2600 for better information.

  • 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 
    Wheelchair AccessibleTwo Eagles Interpretive Trail 0.25 miles round trip
    Wheelchair AccessibleVisitor Center Pond  0.26 mile  “…a great place to see red-winged blackbirds and boreal chorus frogs during the summer.”
    HikerwithcaneBighorn Headgate Trail rated as an easy gravel path of 0.1 mile round trip to “quiet picnic area”.
    HikerwithcaneLockhart Ranch Trail consists of a choice of loops, one 0.5 miles, the other 2 miles.  Both are old dirt roads.

  • Bridger-Teton National Forest  Phone  307-739-5500
    Jackson Ranger District   The following trails are described as easy, but possibly more for bikers than hikers.    Try calling the trail supervisor at 307-739-5414 for current conditions and an idea of just how easy or not these trails really are.
    ? Hagen Highway Trail  1.5 miles

    ? Hagen River Trail 1 mile

    ? KC Trail 0.99 mile

    ? Linda’s Trail  0.28 mile

    ?Snow King Nature Trail 0.56 mile loop  “This trail is a short loop on top of Snow King Mountain that loops out the ridge and back.  It offers great views in all directions as well as lots of flowers. “

  • Grand Teton National Park   
    Grand Teton National Park has a number of easy and a few accessible trails.
    Wheelchair AccessibleColter Bay Marina to amphitheater  0.3 mile one way  along the east shore of Jackson Lake.
    Wheelchair AccessibleJackson Lake Dam  0.2 mile

    Wheelchair AccessibleLSRP Lake Creek Overlook & Waterfall 0.2 mile

    Wheelchair AccessibleMulti-use path way Jackson to  South Jenny  20 miles, paved

    Wheelchair AccessibleString Lake Shore Trail  0.5 mile.  This is a broken and uneven paved surface.  String Lake Trailhead Map
    Wheelchair AccessibleJenny Lake Shore Trail – currently disrupted for rehabilitation Jenny Lake Trailhead Map
    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

  • 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
    Wheelchair AccessibleMirror Lake Picnic Ground includes an accessible  path to the water,  campsites and fishing platform.
    Wheelchair AccessibleLake Marie Trail goes along the southeast shore of the Lake

    Douglas Ranger District  307-358-4690
    Laramie Ranger District  307-745-2398

  • 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.

    Geysers, Yellowstone National Park
    Anemone Geyser, Old Faithful Geyser and Old Faithful Inn, in background.
    Visitors Yellowstone National Park
    Visitors near Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park


    Wheelchair AccessibleMammoth Hot Springs.   There are accessible boardwalk from which you can view the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces.
    Wheelchair AccessibleNorris Geyser Basin and Area.  There are boardwalks here, but you may need assistance.  The lower section of the Artists Paintpots is wheelchair accessible.
    Wheelchair AccessibleOld Faithful.  There are accessible paved trails and boardwalks going to Old Faithful Geyser, Geyser Hill, and Castle Geyser

    Old Faithful Geyser & Old Faithful Inn
    Old Faithful Geyser and Old Faithful Inn
    Plume Geyser
    Plume Geyser


    Wheelchair AccessibleWest Thumb Geyser Area.  You may require some assistance on these boardwalks, which are by Yellowstone Lake.

    West Thumb Basin
    Boardwalk, West Thumb Basin
    Lake Yellowstone
    Boardwalk by Lake Yellowstone


    Wheelchair Accessible

    Fishing Bridge Area.  There is an accessible trail to the Mud Volcano, 6 miles north of Fishing Bridge.

    Wheelchair AccessibleGrand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.  There are a number of accessible trails to overlooks.  See the map in the Accessibility Guide.
    Phone  307-344-7381

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State

  • Wyoming State Parks
    For general questions about State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails call 307-777-6323.  Regional Trails Supervisor ‘s phone is 307-335-8229 ext 225

  • Bear River State Park      Brochure & Map
    Wheelchair Accessible1.2 mile    The website does not describe individual trails but the map shows an ADA compliant paved trail.  “Nearly 3 miles of foot trails are within park limits. This includes 1.2 miles of paved trail and an arched footbridge that crosses the Bear River, allowing access to a natural area. Another 1.7 miles of packed gravel trails are on the west side of the river.”

  • Curt Gowdy State Park    Trail Map   Brochure     Phone 307-632-7946
    Wheelchair AccessibleAccessible Trail 0.27 mile near the Visitor Center

    ? Shoreline Trail   2.64 miles  Along the shore of Granite Springs Reservoir.  This is used by mountain bikers as well as hikers and may not be easy enough for you.  Check first.

  • Edness K. Wilkins State Park
    This park, six miles from Casper is perfect for picnics.  There are over 40 picnic areas shaded by cottonwood trees.  a swimming pond is nearby.
    Wheelchair Accessible“The Park features 2.8 miles of handicapped-accessible hard-surfaced paths and a handicapped-accessible fishing pier, the only one like it in the state.”
    Brochure & Map  Phone  307-577-5150

  • Hot Springs State Park
    More than 8,000 gallons of water from mineral hot springs flow over colorful terraces along the Big Horn River at Thermopolis every 24 hours.  The park has a free bath house where the water is maintained at 104 degrees.
    Wheelchair AccessibleThere are 6.2 miles of accessible trails.  Contact the park for more information.   Phone  307-864-2176  travelwyoming.com     Brochure & Map

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