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Casper Mountain Trails

Casper Mountain is home to miles of multi-use, year-round trails that make the area a true playground for Casper visitors and locals alike. With more than 50 miles of well-marked trails of varying difficulties, you’re sure to find the perfect trail.

Casper Mountain Trails Center
With more than 26 miles of groomed trails, the Casper Mountain Trails Center is the perfect place to start if you’re in search of a day on the trails on Casper Mountain. Located just 8 miles from the city atop Casper Mountain, the trail center is a hub and a trailhead for many trail-related activities on the mountain including Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, mountain biking and fat biking. In the winter, the center’s trails offer snowshoeing and cross-country skiing day and night with overhead lights illuminating a popular section of the trail until 10:00 p.m. most nights. 

Access to the trails is free in the spring, summer and fall. Winter months require a trail pass that can be purchased here. View a map and current conditions here.  

Bridle Trail
After you’ve soaked in the views of the Garden Creek Falls, lace up your hiking boots to explore more of the park’s scenic wonders. The Bridle Trail begins at the base of the falls at Rotary Park and features spectacular views of the Casper area below. The trail sprawls 4.5 stunning miles on Casper Mountain. Along the way, you’ll encounter scenic overlooks, mountain streams, wildflowers and the occasional cabin. You know you’re near the top when you reach Split Rock, an iconic landmark that takes you right through the side of the mountain. The trail is well-maintained, well-marked and kid-friendly. In fact, the Bridle Trail has been named one of the top hikes every kid should take at least once by Red Tricycle.

Braille Trail 
This looped dirt trail is less than a half mile long and is designed to bring the beauty of nature to the visually impaired. The trail itself is level and wide with rope handrails to guide hikers. It also features braille interpretive signage and relaxing picnic areas. The Braille Trail is accessible from Strube Loop Road. 

Casper Mountain Outdoor Center
One of Casper newest attractions, the Casper Mountain Outdoor Center is home to a state-of-the-art biathlon center, more than 24 miles of trails and a wide variety of competitions and events. The trails at the outdoor center can be used for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, fat biking, orienteering and equestrian sports.