Wyoming Trail Adventures
“The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself," said Wiliam Least Heat-Moon. Brush Creek Ranch exemplifies that sentiment, offering guests a plentitude of opportunities to explore and discover over 50 miles of Western expanse and endless aspects of adventure. Explore the lands by hiking, biking, trail running, or horseback riding right here on the ranch. Private hiking trips to the peak of the Medicine Bow at 12,000 ft. brings you the once in a lifetime opportunity to hike to one of the highest elevations in the United States.
Brush Creek Ranch has more than 50 miles of groomed single & double track trails for our guests to experience. Designed in partnership with world-class adventure racer Mike Kloser the trail system spans the high country of the Ranch alongside the adjacent million-acre Medicine Bow National Forest for endless exploration. Bucolic paths meander through the willow groves and towering cottonwoods along the creek. High-country trails offer commanding views of the surrounding mountain peaks. With so many options for exploration, our trail programs keep guests endlessly entertained. In addition to our cattle, horse and bison herds, sightings of wildlife include moose, deer, antelope, eagles, hawks and other birds of prey along with vast array of other native flora and fauna.
For an educational tour around the Ranch, sign up for a Ranger Tour, a guided tour with a narration of Ranch history and sustainable plan. Or work up a sweat on a mountain biking escapade, either guided or solo, as you explore our trail system. Other onsite activities include paintball, geocaching and orienteering. Explore a complete list of activities here:
Hiking and Trail Running
From early-morning wildlife hikes to all-day epics to the back corners of the Ranch and beyond, we offer a variety of adventures for the novice to the seasoned trail runners and hikers. Our trail system is maintained and signed, with maps that help guests navigate the endless miles of country they can explore. Join us for a guided hike, or ask our outfitter team for ideas on the perfect hike for your group.
Medicine Bow National Forest Hiking
The million acre Medicine Bow National Forest neighbors Brush Creek Ranch and is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the Rocky Mountains. Explore this beautiful wilderness area on a privately guided hiking trek, tailored to your ability level. Keep your eyes peeled, as wildlife sightings are plentiful in this area. For experienced hikers, the Medicine Bow Peak hike is a challenging 5-6 hour trek that takes you to the summit at 12,013 ft – the highest point in Southern Wyoming. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way as you take in magnificent panoramic views of the Snowy Range, Lake Marie and Wyoming’s western landscape.
Our Outfitters Barn offers high-quality Trek full-suspension mountain bikes and other equipment for guest use. Fifty miles of groomed trails await you, offering terrain from quiet fireroads and double track to high-country technical single track. Guests can join guided group rides or venture out on their own to explore the endless terrain of the Ranch.
ATV Adventure ($)
Embark on an exciting ATV adventure to explore the million acres of Medicine Bow National Forest which neighbor the ranch. Cover miles of beautiful national forest lands, see scenic vistas of the valley and explore numerous ponds, lakes and streams. This half-day adventure is great for small groups and families and provides an exhilarating yet intimate look at the Medicine Bow National Forest. ($) Fees apply.
Guided Ranger Tours
Throughout the summer months, we offer guided tours of the Ranch in our all-terrain Polaris Ranger vehicles. This is a great way to learn some of the history of the Ranch and see firsthand some of the outstanding spots for which the Ranch is known. We generally stop in several spots to let guests get out, walk around, snap photos, and take in the breathtaking views. Tours typically leave the Outfitters Barn at 4:30pm, following the afternoon activity session.