Sled the Winds - The Pinedale Backcountry is where the Big 3 snowmobile manufacturers put their sleds to the test.

Sled the Winds – The Pinedale Backcountry is where the Big 3 snowmobile manufacturers put their sleds to the test.

Sled The Winds

The Wind River and Wyoming Ranges are home to a great number of trails suitable for all levels of riders. Head over to our Snowmobiling site to choose your ride type and get specific trail suggestions and maps.


Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail

The Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail (CDST) is an unique and extensive trail system that provides hundreds of scenic trails through the Bridger Teton National Forest. Because of the high location on the Continental Divide, sometimes more than 13,000 feet, snow depths range from 5 to 10 feet. The Pinedale section has 135 miles of groomed trail through some of the most scenic country in the West. The CDST was rated #2 "Best of All Time Trail Systems" by SnoWest Magazine readers (Oct 2014).

For trail access, travel US 191 north to Highway 352 east to road's end at the Upper Green River Parking Area. Public restrooms are available at the trailhead.

Wyoming Range Snowmobile Trail

Known for its deep snow and annual average snowfall of 16 feet, this vast area has beautiful scenery and fantastic off-trail riding from its 330 miles of groomed trails. The Wyoming Range is a great place to go to find solitude and an outdoor experience away from the crowds. When riders talk about Wyoming and the "power of powder" they are usually talking about their handful of visits they take each year to snowmobile the eastern side of the Wyoming Range. The Wyoming Range was rated #7 "Best of All Time Trail Systems" by SnoWest Magazine readers (Oct 2014).

For eastern Wyoming Range trail access travel US 191 north to Highway 354 / Daniel Merna Road 23-112, continue to the Sherman Parking Area (also known as "Horse Creek").

Snowmobiling Season

Snowmobiling season runs from early December through mid-April, although most agree the season's optimal conditions begin in January. Temperatures at this time of year usually range from lows below zero to daytime highs in the mid-teens. Days can be sunny, but be prepared for extremely cold temperatures and wind as the weather can change rapidly here. The terrain is variable, ranging from flat to gently rolling sagebrush prairie to very rugged forested mountains. Many trails are over 10,000'. Bucky's Polaris Outdoors offers snowmobile rentals, guided trips, parts and service, snowmobile gear and apparel, and the local insight on current conditions. Full day and half day guided snowmobile tours can be reserved by contacting Green River Bridger Teton Outfitters and Big Country Outfitters.

Snowmobiling Maps

Order free Snowmobiling Maps, mailed to arrive in 7-10 days. It's important for snowmobilers to refer to these maps for trail locations and restricted National Forest Wilderness areas. When in town you can pick up snowmobile maps at the Sublette County Visitor Center and Bucky's Outdoors.

Snowmobiling Permits

Permits are issued to a specific snowmobile identified by VIN number at the time of purchase and the sticker must be affixed to that snowmobile. A $35.00 resident and non-resident permit allows access to Wyoming Snowmobile Trails for the entire annual season and valid through June 30.

Purchase a snowmobiling permit at one of the following:

Quick Facts

  • The Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail system offers 567 trail miles.
  • The Wyoming Range boasts 330 miles of trails.
  • Between groomed trails and untracked powder, the Pinedale area has over 3 million acres of explorable terrain.