With so many things to do in Casper, Wyoming it’s hard to know where to start! Let Platte River Trails be your guide for the summer! Our new, 2022 Trail Map is on the horizon, and will offer trail users a guide to our popular trail system, including the fun amenities that come with them, plus new connections and extensions. Soon you’ll will have an updated map of all the Casper trails and their amenities right in your back pocket.
outdoorWhat’s Included in the Trail Map
Our community trails provide a first-class, non-motorized trail system that is free to all regardless of age, ability, or income. With access to the North Platte River, open spaces, over 50 parks, and Downtown Casper, there’s a good chance you’ll get to all of it by trail. The 2022 Trail Map clearly identifies the River Trail, Rails to Trails, and all bike lanes in Casper so users know which route to take (safely) by foot or bike. In addition, the map highlights Casper’s popular destinations, gathering places, outdoor recreational activities, dog-friendly spaces, and more. The map also includes Trail and Water Safety tips, markers to identify the location of life jacket stations, where boat ramps are accessible, places picnic tables can be found, and so much more!
Our Favorite ”Hot Spots”
We may be biased, but every stop along our community trails is a favorite of ours! However, some may stand out a little more than others. The Tate Pumphouse is a special spot to all of us here at PRTT. It’s not just our organizations headquarters, it is also a space we get to share with our community. Nothing excites us more than when Casper folks enjoy this space for their special moments. The Pumphouse is also a great stop for fly fishing, kayaking the White Water Park, or picnicking with views of Casper Mountain. Another favorite spot of ours is Downtown Casper. Accessible off the Rails to Trails, this is the perfect place to stop in to one of the local coffee shops for a mid-bike ride drink or treat. When finished, you can easily catch the River Trail just a few blocks over and enjoy views of the famed North Platte River. Also located along the North Platte and the river trail, is yet another favorite spot of ours – Morad Park. This is a great spot to let your pup loose (safely) while you stroll along the river. Morad Park also offers a boat launch, accessible fishing, picnic tables, and a life jacket station for swimming or floating the river (all identified on the Trail Map so you can plan your adventure accordingly).
What’s New to the Map?
Besides an upgrade to the overall look and feel, much has changed since the 2018 Trail Map came out. Over the last four years, our organization has worked hard to bring new trail connections and increased access to the community. In addition to noting these new trails and amenities, we will also offer a secondary digital trail map that features future trail expansion and extension projects, available online to keep our trails community in the know. The new print addition will also include a QR code to connect users to a digital copy as well as other maps we host on our website.
Whether you’re here to visit Wyoming or you’re a permanent resident of Casper, the Trail Map will be your personal guide through our network of community trails. In the meantime, check out our current virtual trail maps and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and the announcement when the 2022 Trail Map is available!