Twin Crater lakes- Rawah wilderness area, From West Branch trailhead on Laramie River road. An hour and a half from campus. Wonderful hike that traverses through a number of different habitat types to two high alpine lakes.
Sugarloaf recreation area-Snowy Range. Wonderful location in the Snowy Range. Drive to over 10,000 feet with many great hikes. Perfect way to see high alpine area without a hard hike up a mountain. Favorite hike —12 mile loop-Gap Lakes- to Sheep Lake-to Brooklyn lake-back to Sugarloaf parking area/Lewis Lake