Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Map showing path of TRACK Trail through Fort Laramie NHS

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.

Track an adventure here
Collectible sticker for Fort Laramie NHS

Location Details

Recreational Features: Interpretive Programs, Birding
Amenities:
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality:
Sunset over the Laramie River
Deer in tall grass
Apples growing on tree
Cactus on ground
Strawberry moon rising above trees
Sunflower beside the river
Beaver-chewed tree
Tree-lined trail
Fort Laramie TRACK Trailhead sign with iron bridge in the background

Adventures for Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Fort Laramie Tracks and Traces brochure
Hiking

Fort Laramie Tracks and Traces

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.60
No animal can pass through an area without leaving traces. As you walk down the trail, use this brochure to discover the types of tracks and traces animals leave behind.
Fort Laramie Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Fort Laramie Hide and Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.60
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.

Directions

965 Gray Rocks Road
Fort Laramie, WY 82212
Latitude: 42.209480000000
Longitude: -104.534289000000

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. 

Partners

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.

This TRACK Trail is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Fort Laramie Historical Association, Goshen County Recreation Board, Community Pride Foundation, and the National Park Service.