Truly a “land of many uses,” the Laramie Peak District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest supports an active timber harvesting industry in addition to providing livestock forage, watershed and outdoor recreation benefits. Wildlife species abound, with sightings of elk and mule deer, especially in the early morning and late evening hours. Other types of wildlife in the region include black bear, bobcat, coyote, wild turkey, chipmunk and squirrel.
Even deep into summer it is easy to see how the Snowy Range portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest earned its name. Glistening white remnants of winter’s blizzards cap the 12,000-foot mountain peaks. Bird life is abundant and Snowy Range trout fishing is considered to be about the best in the west. Many of the forest’s hiking trails are suitable for mountain biking, another popular sport in the “Bow.”