Casper's most picturesque park is Rotary Park on Casper Mountain. Located just south of Casper, it is home to Garden Creek Falls and the Bridle Trail. Since the early 1940s, it's been a favorite of residents and visitors alike. Map (PDF)
Rotary Park is the place for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, picnicking, or just plain relaxing by the cool waterfall on hot summer days or snowshoeing in the winter. The park is equipped with grills and fire pits, so remember to pack some burgers, beverages and hot dogs to satisfy your appetite after hiking the Bridle Trail.
Bridle Trail Information
The outermost Bridle Trail loop is almost 5 miles long and rises over 1200 feet, offering spectacular views of the Falls, the city below and the surrounding countryside. The Bridle Trail is a popular hiking destination for many area recreationists. The trailhead begins in Rotary Park, ascending east and west therefrom. Map (PDF)
The Park is open year round, weather conditions and snow accumulation prevailing. Hours are from dawn to dusk, which is defined as 30 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, respectively. County snow plows endeavor to keep Rotary Park road plowed to the upper lot and trailhead but the cul-de-sac, restrooms, picnic sites, gravel road and lower parking lot are closed as long as wintry conditions persist.