Whether you are strapping on cross country skis or fueling up the snowmobiles, winter adventures await in northeast Wyoming’s #DevilsTowerCountry.
Reuter Campground/Trailhead, located northwest of Sundance, is a popular parking and launching off point for Nordic skiers and snowmobilers. The parking lot is an access point to the 67 miles of snowmobile trails through the Bear Lodge Mountains. Trail maps can be viewed online, or obtained at the Forest Service Office, located at 101 21st Street in Sundance.
Nordic skiers, via Reuter Campground, can access the Carson Draw Trails system. Ranging in elevation from 5,400 to 6,200 feet with a difficulty rating of “moderate,” the trails are a popular destination for cross-country skiing. Within the area, says the Forest Service, skiers can expect to find smooth, fast and fairly steep descents as well as tranquil and level stretches. The Forest Service grooms a five-mile loop of the trail when conditions are favorable.
Of the Carson Draw trail system, the Forest Service says, “The Carson Draw Trails are four-season, non-motorized trails that wind through Carson Draw. They are “off the beaten path” and offer solitude to those searching for a more primitive trail experience. Pine, aspen, and oak surround the trails and provide habitat for the abundant wildlife in the area.”
Keyhole State Park is a wonderful place for winter sports with some of the best Ice fishing available. The lake is 14,000 acres of frozen ice open to cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice skating.