Getting ThereThe Lake Marie trailhead (west) is about a one hour drive west of Laramie, on Highway 130. The lakes, campgrounds, and trailheads are on the north side of the highway. There should be no problem recognizing the Snowy Range, since it totally dominates the northern skyline. If you are traveling east from Saratoga on Highway 130, your drive should take you just under an hour. The Lake Marie trailhead is at the southwest corner of the lake, near the parking lot.
When To ClimbThe best time of the year to climb is usually July through September. The risks of lightning strikes is greatest druing summer afternoons, so your best bet is to hike or climb early. Winter storms can occur without much warning, so be prepared if that is when you prefer to make your ascent.
Resource LinksForest Supervisor's Office
2468 Jackson Street
Laramie, WY 82070-6535
Phone: (307) 745-2300
TDD Phone: (307) 745-2307
Fax: (307) 745-2398
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during winter)
The Supervisor's Office is co-located with the Laramie Ranger District office.
Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District
5556 State Highway 130
PO Box 249
Saratoga, WY 82331
Phone: (307) 326-5258
Fax: (307) 326-5250
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Telephone for the
For the latest in nearby lodging and camping resources, contact the following chamber of commerce offices:
Laramie Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga Chamber of Commerce