Trails Center to hold first Trail Trek of the summer on Saturday


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CASPER, Wyo. – Join the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center on May 27 for the first trail trek of the summer. On this Saturday’s trek, participants will travel to the Douglas, Wyo., area to learn about a site known to pioneers as the “Black Hills Route.”

Trail trek participants will meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of the Trails Center at 1501 N. Poplar St. in Casper and depart shortly after. Treks are driving trips with numerous stops in-between, and trekkers will need to drive their own vehicle or carpool. Sites may have uneven surfaces and primitive trails with elevation changes and may not be suitable for everyone. Bring a lunch, water, snacks, and wear appropriate clothing and shoes suitable for walking. We recommend a high-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicle.

For more information and to register for a trek, please call Jason Vlcan at 307-261-7783.

Weekend Programs at the Trails Center

Can’t make the trail trek? Stop by the Trails Center at 1 p.m. on May 27 for a special presentation with Yufna Soldier Wolf, Northern Arapaho. Soldier Wolf will share her oral traditions and the importance of them among the Arapaho culture. Learn how she and others are currently preserving these traditions and hear what inspires her in her daily life.

Events Schedule

  • May 27 at 8 a.m.: Pioneer Trail Trek – Black Hills Route near Douglas, Wyo.
  • May 27 at 1 p.m.: The Story of the Arapaho: Oral Traditions and Preservation with Yufna Soldier Wolf, Northern Arapaho
  • May 28 at 1 p.m.: Across Panama – The Original Railroad Between the Seas with interpreter Reid Miller

The Trails Center will hold trail treks to other sites throughout the summer. To plan your next trek or learn about the other exciting programs happening at the Center, visit or follow BLM Wyoming on Facebook or Twitter. For more information, call the Trails Center at 307-261-7700.

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST.
1501 N Poplar St., Casper, WY 82601.
Admission is Free

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