Caretakers

Total Miles
6.5

Elevation

2,565.73 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This graded and well-maintained backroad cuts through the Medicine Bow National Forest, just north of HWY 210 and the unique Vedauwoo area. This route offers undulating country roads and provides access to lots of dispersed camping. You'll pass North Crow Creek, which offers amazing views of ranch land and sometimes up close and personal views of the grazing livestock. There are also several side tracks that can be driven to further explore the area, find a picnic spot, or just park and head out on foot. This is a great area for 4-wheeling and may become busy with OHV traffic in the Spring and Summer.

Photos of Caretakers

Caretakers
Caretakers
Caretakers

Difficulty

Graded forest service road in good condition. Washboards become more apparent after rain/snow and during periods of high use (i.e. later in the season).

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Carter Ward
May 13, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
Closed Gate
Posted Sign
Jordan Ragsdale
May 05, 2024
2009 Nissan Xterra
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
Kay Inoue
Oct 02, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Val Z
Jun 10, 2023
4x4
Open

Access Description

From Cheyenne, Head west on HWY 210 (Happy Jack Road) until you hit Forest Service Road 701 (Caretakers Road) for the East entrance, or Forest Service Road 712 (Telephone Road) for the West Entrance.

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