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High Plains District Office
Release Date: 06/26/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

Trails Center Announces Hike at Muddy Mountain

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) staff is conducting a guided hike at Muddy Mountain on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BLM interpreters will discuss Muddy Mountain’s unique natural history, including plants, animals and geology.

The hike is approximately 3 miles on easy to moderate trail. Hikers will meet at the Trails Center at 10 a.m. and caravan to the site in their own personal vehicles. Wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring water and snacks.

The program is free, but space is limited. To make reservations, contact Jason Vlcan at (307) 261-7780.

The 1,260-acre Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area is a popular recreation area south of Casper. The interpretive nature trail has 28 interpretive signs and is handicap accessible. Two overlooks on the trail provide a unique view of the valley below.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 06-26-2009