Laramie Peak Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - Aug 10, 2017 12:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2017

Great trail but the summit was meh

The sign at the trailhead said 4.2 miles but 4.8 miles is correct. The trail itself is broad and well set up with two sturdy bridges on the way. The summit on the other hand was cluttered with communications equipment and construction debris so when I stepped on a rusty nail while trying to find the chain I decided I would be content with climbing on the helicopter pad. The trees on the summit were also crawling with hordes of black flies, so that if you grabbed a branch while crawling over the boulders about forty or fifty bugs would land on you and immediately start biting. Two hours and forty five minutes up and two hours down on a cloudy day.

Dartmouth Hiker

Dartmouth Hiker - Sep 23, 2014 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2014

Crazy day  Sucess!

Since nobody's explicitly said it: you can get to the TH with a car just fine from Glendo. Summit boulder was tougher than expected--bring climbing shoes if you have them. Chain's still there, but I lucked out and got a belay from Teresa Gergen! Had an incident with some freaking crazy rednecks on the drive out (don't ask)

tylordthemighty - Aug 23, 2014 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014

Boom!  Sucess!

Nailed it, 5-hours roundtrip. With Rambo the dog! Awesome hike, awesome views!


geosean - Oct 17, 2011 1:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

Great Fall Day  Sucess!

Summited about 3:30 on a beautiful, warm, but windy fall day. Trail covered in snow from about halfway; about 8 inches at the summit. Made the top of the summit boulder but had to cling to the metal spikes in the face of a gale. The view was great and the trail was interesting enough the whole way I didn’t get tired. And as a bonus I didn’t get shot by the multitudes of hunters in the area (though none near the trail).

P.S. there IS a chain, you have to look in the west facing chimney behind one of the buildings.


chancekafka - Aug 9, 2011 3:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

Finally Made it  Sucess!

Having grown up in Wheatland I was always eager to see the view from the top. I tried the trail twice with my mom, once when I was 10 or 11, and once again shortly after my dad passed away at the age of 13. Both times proved to be too challenging for us, but I decided to try it a third time. I hiked up with my friend, starting about 10 and reaching the summit at 1:30 or so. It was a killer hike with lots of lose rock, patches of mud in places, and even a couple snakes near the trailhead! But making it the top was great, and I knew I finally did it. I even planked on the summit (the only time I've ever planked), and we scrambled down. Going up I felt the pressure in my chest and lungs and going down I rolled my ankle a couple of times, but the view at the top was worth it. We eventually made it back the trailhead after five. I guess for some people it's not too hard, but I'll tell you being a landlubber where my primary exercise is golf, bowling, and some weight lifting, this was a challenge!


221wyo - Jul 5, 2011 12:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

4th of July   Sucess!

Love the helo pad and the rusty chain!


eric-griz - Jun 27, 2009 11:27 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009

Beautiful Area  Sucess!

It was a nice quiet hike to the summit area. Great views from up there. i was a little bit nervous about the scramble up to the actual summit, but with the aid of the rusty, old chain up there I made it. There are some interesting carvings in the rock up there. On the way down we saw, smelled, and heard some ATVs.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - May 19, 2009 6:03 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2009

Friend Park Trail  Sucess!

Nice summit block!


kavak - Jan 5, 2009 10:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1994

Friend Park Trail  Sucess!

I had flown over this peak many times while traveling to Gillette, WY. Finally, I made arrangements with a hiking partner to climb it. The chain that aids you to the true summit was not there at the time of our ascent. We wandered around quite a bit before deciding on climbing up the chimney by the small building.


aachristensen - Jun 29, 2008 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

AChristensen  Sucess!

Very nice hike. We had 5 adults and 5 teenaged scouts in our group. Each boy was required to carry a 30 pound pack to qualify and prepare for a 6 day trip through the Wind River Range. The entire group summited. No snow on the trail.


WyoNative - Jun 22, 2008 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008

Flat tire on rental car upon return trip  Sucess!

Nice day for a hike.....Hiked from Laramie Peak Trailhead near Friend Park. The streams and waterfalls were really nice, but the snow near the summit was a real bummer, making my feet cold and wet!
My rental car (somewhere on the return trip to Casper) blew a tire; I did not realize it until I saw something fly through the air! My first attempt at changing a tire was unsuccessful, but some very nice people from Glendo drove me to Esterbrook for a ride. The hike and summit were uneventful; however, I do not recommend the dirt road for a rental car with crappy tires....

JassenB - Jun 21, 2008 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

First Ever Ascent  Sucess!

This was my first ever ascent to the summit of anything under my own power. Ran into previous commenter, AubreySun, on trail. The 10 miles and 3,000 foot elevation change put this couch potato down for the count once back at the car, but the area is so incredibly beautiful that I highly recommend this hike. Well worth the 4 hour drive.


AubreySun - Jun 15, 2008 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Friend Park  Sucess!

Hiked from the Laramie Peak Trailhead Parking area (about 7,700'). The trail descended just over 100' to the creek, then ascended gradually to the summit. Many fallen trees right off the bat (making ATVing impossible). Snow was found on the trail above 9,000 feet. Above 9,200', it was unavoidable, and postholing became an issue. That said, some snowdrifts could be circumnavigated via rocks/logs and the trail was never really lost, but there were still a lot of inevitable snow crossings (some was packed; some was posthole hell). No snow in the summit area. Made it up the chimney to the actual summit without too much effort, though it was awkward. Winds were pretty strong up there. Overall, it was a nice climb, even though the snow was annoying. Seems to be melting fast, though. Waterproof boots, gaiters and trekking poles highly recommended at this time. Maybe even Yaktrax or Stabil-icers for the early morning.

TR here:


wyomtman - Dec 12, 2007 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1998

Take your kids  Sucess!

Fun day hike with friends Tom and Floyd, we did Eagle Peak as well. Lots of good granite in the area. Go POKES!


panhandletrails - Aug 12, 2007 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Great Trail!  Sucess!

The trail is well-designed for steady rise (after the first mile) and for occasional clear views. It took about 2 1/1 hours up and 2 hours down. Met about 30 other hikers during the day, including three from the Ukraine. We has some lunch at the top, followed by a toast. Great views the whole day (see gallery).


jordansahls - Jun 21, 2007 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

Beautiful area!  Sucess!

The drive in was spectacular. Lots of baby deer and antelope! The trail itself was a very pleasant mellow hike. Started at 9:30 and made it to the top at 11:30, bouldered around for a while then came down. I got back to the car at 1:30, very fun hike.

John_Sandlian - Jun 7, 2007 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2005

Another Summit  Sucess!

I've been up to the top a good dozen times over the years and its still awesome to look over the valley. A nice day hike for anyone in the area.


AirborneBuff - Dec 30, 2006 12:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1988

long way there  Sucess!

started this hike at the Laramie Peak Boy Scout Camp where I worked in the summer of 1988. Five days and 50 miles round trip took me backpacking around and to the top of this great mountain

Jerry L

Jerry L - Oct 8, 2006 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2006

Friend Park  Sucess!

Way out there.

Alex Wann

Alex Wann - Aug 16, 2006 9:22 pm

All for Jesus...  Sucess!

What a blast this time was! I was fortunate to lead a group of young men to the summit. We started at 2:30 a.m. to try and hit the sunrise. We reached the top four hours later, and were a little late for the sunrise, but it was beautiful none the less! All four of us officially summited, climbing the chain up the chimney to the official summit rock, that part was flippin sweet. I was joined by Danny Meeboer, Brendon Mount, and Jordan Harms. Praise God for an awesome adventure.

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