The start of the Fort Laramie NHS TRACK Trail is located at the old iron bridge, about two miles before you arrive at the old fort. It is a flat, well-marked trail with some shady spots and benches along the way. The complete loop is 1.6 miles and leads to the confluence of the North Platte and Laramie Rivers.
Fort Laramie began as a fur trading post in 1834 but soon grew into the largest military outpost in the Northern Plains. Located on the historic Oregon Trail, its history crosses paths of U.S. Soldiers, American Indians, pioneers, and fortune seekers. In addition to the TRACK Trail, visitors can also tour the restored buildings of the fort as well as numerous ruins. In the summer, interpreters in period dress bring the history of the fort alive.
Adventures for Fort Laramie National Historic Site
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From Interstate-25, take exit 92 to U.S. Highway 26, proceed east to the town of Fort Laramie; turn right on State Route 160 and travel 1 mile to cross the North Platte River. Directly after the river, turn left onto Rd 15 and then an immediate left to the trailhead parking lot.
From U.S. Highways 26/85, proceed west from the town of Lingle on Highway 26 to the town of Fort Laramie; turn left on State Route 160 and travel 1 mile to cross the North Platte River. Directly after the river, turn left onto Rd 15 and then an immediate left to the trailhead parking lot.
The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.