BETA PHOTO: The Laramie River Canyon Rocks as seen from near t...
The Laramie River Canyon Rocks(Tunnel Road Section) are a dissected group of walls and side canyons along the Laramie River a short distance below the Laramie River bridge on Tunnel Rd. The rock in this canyon is granite gneiss and very strong. There are trad and bolted climbs in this zone. All of the rocks in sec 30 are on public BLM land. The rocks on the left immediately down stream from the bridge and continuing north for one mile from the mouth of the canyon just below the bridge on the left hand side (west) of the Laramie River in sec 25 are on private land owned by the Gibbs Canyon Ranch. The big mound of rock about a mile downstream from the bridge northeastward and on the left of the river is just in section 30 and is climbable anytime. Consult map to clarify details.
There is a public access 2-track on BLM land that along with a hike will get you into this canyon. The gated 2-track for access is about 1 mile east of the Laramie River bridge on the Tunnel Road. Do not walk to this area by the visually obvious way of crossing the land just north of of Tunnel Road near the bridge. To go this way requires permission from the Gibbs Canyon Ranch.
After finding the Public Access Gate enter it and drive 0.3 mile in the main gully NW and take a faint left for 300 ft. Park at the end of this small finger of a meadow. From here find a faint 2-track northeastward from of the rock tower that is west of this easy going drive/park. From here a ATV-Jeep trail goes briefly north and then westward over a saddle and drops into a small canyon. Follow the atv trail up the canyon to its dead end at a saddle. From the saddle hike north into the adjacent gully and then follow it west downhill to a boulder field where the main climbing portion of the side canyon of the Laramie River Rocks begins which is just above the visible Laramie River. See Detailed map. The two black dots span the atv portion of this hike.