Ferris Mountains

Rawlins, Wyoming

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A trail-less, virtually unknown mountain range in the Ferris Mountains Wilderness Study Area, located approximately 45 miles north of Rawlins, near a high desert pass and small settlement called Muddy Gap. The area offers unpopulated hiking; unknown deep canyons; high mountain ridges and peaks and all of it is untrailed. The absolute hardest chore a guidebook author faces is deciding whether or not to reveal to the hiking crowd the biggest secret he has discovered. The Ferris Mountains form a BLM wilderness study area of 22,245 acres, one of the largest untouched areas the BLM owns. Forested peaks up to 10,000 feet hide from view the shrub-covered and unforested slopes, the grassy meadows and riparian zones that are present in the many open parks of this range. The mountains are rugged, quite steep, and essentially roadless.
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by Russ Schneider, editor (Falcon Guides)

A trail-less, virtually unknown mountain range in the Ferris Mountains Wilderness Study Area, located approximately 45 miles north of Rawlins, near a high desert pass and small settlement called Muddy Gap. The area offers unpopulated hiking; unknown deep canyons; high mountain ridges and peaks and all of it is untrailed.

The absolute hardest chore a guidebook author faces is deciding whether or not to reveal to the hiking crowd the biggest secret he has discovered. The Ferris Mountains form a BLM wilderness study area of 22,245 acres, one of the largest untouched areas the BLM owns. Forested peaks up to 10,000 feet hide from view the shrub-covered and unforested slopes, the
grassy meadows and riparian zones that are present in the many open parks of this range. The mountains are rugged, quite steep, and essentially roadless.

©  Russ Schneider, editor/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Rawlins
Elevation Gain: 2,400 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Difficult
Local Contacts: BLM Rawlins District (307) 328-4200
Local Maps: BLM BAIROIL1:100,000 surface management map; Spanish Mine, Young's Pass, Muddy Gap USGS quads
Driving Directions: Directions to Ferris Mountains

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May 2018