Planning to visit Wyoming in 2022? Whether you’re here for a short time or are a seasoned resident, Casper is abundant with convenient outdoor recreation, and the Platte River Trails Trust works hard to provide access to all our beautiful open spaces via our community trail system.
As an ever-evolving outdoor community, we are fortunate to have infrastructure like local trails to support our way of life. More than ever, people are itching to get outside, so if you’re looking to spend time at Rotary Park, take in the river views, or visit one of our 53 area parks, you can find your way around town via our active transportation network that includes the River Trail, the Casper Rail Trail and many other community trails.
What makes an active transportation network so important? It’s easy and accessible! Our Platte River Trails and other community trails offer safe and convenient transportation by foot or bike. Not only that, but the trails provide important outdoor recreation opportunities for both residents and visitors. For example, you can head to the Tate Pumphouse and fish along the North Platte River or step out your front door, hop on one of the many neighborhood trails and ride your bike five miles along the Rails to Trails. No matter the activity, Platte River Trails Trust believes it is crucial to provide safe connections within our community and to our valued outdoor spaces.
How do the trails support tourism? During their stay, visitors are undoubtably searching for things to do in Casper, especially opportunities outdoors. Our river trail weaves along the famed North Platte River, as well as provides access to local businesses in the surrounding area that cater to many things tourists are looking for: a quick bite to eat and shopping. Along the trails, visitors are also introduced to other local amenities such as the Tate Pumphouse, Casper Whitewater Park, ART 321, the Nic, the Natrona County Library, any of our three dog parks, and much more! Using the trails, those visiting Casper are able to get a true taste of our community, encouraging them to return for more.
Ready to use the trails? The trails are ready for you! In fact, be on the look out for our new 2022 Trail Map being. This new update will include detailed routes and can’t-miss stops along the trail system. This is not your average map of Casper; the PRTT Trail Map is curated to trail users and our outdoor community. Those who are here to visit Wyoming, can use the map to make their stay stress-free and enjoyable. The 2022 Trail Map, available soon, will also support local outdoor recreation by detailing specific routes along the trails, including the Rails to Trails, for easy and convenient access to outdoor areas you may not have known exist so close to home!
The best part about Casper, Wyoming is you don’t have to travel far to enjoy open spaces or outdoor recreation. Our local trails support the needs of our community and visitors, encouraging all to get outside as well as travel through town safely and conveniently. To make your time on the trails even easier, stay tuned for our new 2022 Trail Map and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on the trails!