Bi-Annual Moose Day

A WYOMING BIODIVERSITY CITIZEN SCIENCE INITIATIVE PROJECT


Winter Routes

The annual Winter Moose Day in Vedauwoo / Happy Jack and the Snowy Mountains is held each January! If you love to ski and snowshoe in the beautiful forests outside of Laramie, and love spotting moose or thier tracks in the snow, this event is for you.

Winter Event Routes

The routes below are those you can sign up to survey for Winter Moose Day. Not many of the routes are on actual trails - but you'll be able to follow Forest Service roads or the creek bed for the entire route.

Browse Routes By Area:


pre-registration for previous participants is now open!

public registration will open on Friday, december 15.



Vedauwoo / Happy Jack Area

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Vedauwoo / Happy Jack area

Green=Route is available for adoption

Red= Route has been adopted

701.E: 4 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate

705.G: 2 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate

705.KA: 3 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate

707.C: 3 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate

Blair Wallis: 4 miles total - there and back; difficulty: hard (4x4 may be needed to access)

Headquarter Trailhead: 2 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate

Hwy 210 to USFS 701: 2 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate. Adopted by Kyle Moore

Middle Crow (700.B): 3 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate. Adopted by Eric Dalton

Middle Crow: 5 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate. Adopted by Allory Deiss

North Branch of Crow Creek: 3 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate. Adopted by Pat Deibert

Pole Creek (732): 4 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate. Adopted by Clay Rouse

Pole Creek Campground: 4 miles total - there and back; difficulty: easy. Adopted by Lucille Norwood

South Branch of Crow Creek: 2.5-3 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate. Adopted by Emily Vercoe

Turtle Rock: 4 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate. Adopted by Ken Zajac

Upper South Branch of Crow Creek (707.D): 3 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate. Adopted by Sue Favret

Upper Middle Crow: 4 mile loop; difficulty: moderate. Adopted by Robert Strayeer

Upper North Branch of Crow Creek (707.D): 3 miles total - there and back; difficulty: moderate. Adopted by Karl Moore


Snowy Mountains Area

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Snowy Mountains area

Green=Route is available for adoption

Red= Route has been adopted

Bear Creek: 4.5 mile loop; hard

Boswell: 2.5 miles total - there and back; hard. Adopted by Katrina Cook

Dry Park: 3 miles total - there and back; moderate. Adopted by Michaela Rank

Illinois Creek: 5 miles total - there and back; moderate *Note: Depending on the amount of snow, you may need to walk/ski in 1-2 miles to get to the start of the route*

Lodgepole Loop: 5.5 mile loop; hard. Adopted by Craig Vaske

North Fork of Little Laramie: 4 miles total - there and back; moderate

Pelton Creek: 6 miles total - there and back; moderate. Adopted by Brian Barber

Rails to Trails North: 3.25 miles total - there and back; moderate

Rails to Trails South: 5 miles total- there and back; moderate

Sheep Mountain: near Woods Landing; 3 miles total - there and back; hard

USFS 533: 6 miles total - there and back; moderate

Woods Creek Loop: 3 mile loop; easy. Adopted by Carrie Miller

Arlington Area

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Arlington Area

Green=Route is available for adoption

Red= Route has been adopted

Rock Creek: near Arlington (see map); 3 miles total - there and back; moderate. Adopted by Amy Nagler



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