Travel & Transportation to Pinedale, WY
Page Summary: Detailed information on traveling to and in Sublette County, Wyoming.
Sublette County, Wyoming is somewhat off the beaten path, which is just the way we like it. The nearest interstate highway, railroad and bus depot are 100 miles to the south in Rock Springs. Commercial airports are located 78 miles to the north in Jackson Hole, 100 miles to the south in Rock Springs, and 200 miles to the south in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pinedale and Big Piney have local general aviation airports that can accommodate larger corporate jets. Regular airport shuttle services are available from Pinedale to Salt Lake City. Private shuttle transportation services can also be from Pinedale to the three regional commercial airports.
|Jackson, Wyoming||78 miles||1-1/2 hours|
|Rock Springs, Wyoming||100 miles||2 hours|
|Salt Lake City, Utah||240 miles||4 hours|
|Idaho Falls, Idaho||160 miles||3 hours|
|Riverton, Wyoming||160 miles||3-1/2 hours|
|Gillette, Wyoming||452 miles||9-1/2 hours|
|Cheyenne, Wyoming||357 miles||6-1/2 hours|
|Denver, Colorado||450 miles||9 hours|
|Yellowstone National Park||90 miles||3 hours|
Sublette County has two general aviation airports which can accommodate small private planes and jets, but do not have commercial flight services. Commercial airplane service is available from Jackson and Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Salt Lake City Airport (250 miles, about 4 hours driving time)
Jackson Airport (78 miles, about an hour and ½ driving time)
Rock Springs Airport (100 miles, about 2 hours driving time)
Car rentals are available at all three airports. Airport shuttles are available to and from Sublette County. Shuttle & Taxi
Local Airports (General Aviation)
Pinedale Ralph Wenz Airport is a general aviation airport located approximately 5 miles south of Pinedale adjacent to US Hwy 191. The runway is 8900' x 100', asphalt surface, with NDB approach, AWOSIII-P/T weather station. Elevation is 7085'. This field is suitable for larger corporate jets. Emblem Aviation provides various aircraft services including Jet-A and 100LL fueling, aircraft maintenance, and hangar rental. Contact Emblem Aviation toll free at (877) 2GA-FUEL or visit them on the web at http://www.emblemaviation.com.
Big Piney - Marbleton Airport is a general aviation airport located 3 miles north of the town of Big Piney and owned by the town. It is open to the public, has fuel available, as well as hangar parking and tie downs. It has an asphalt runway, 6803 x 75 feet, at 6989 feet in elevation. There is no control tower, but there is an attendant around Monday through Friday from 8 am until 5 pm.
Rental cars are available in Pinedale, Jackson, Rock Springs, or Salt Lake City. Listed below are local car rental and shuttle services available in Pinedale, Wyoming:
- Great Outdoor Transportation Company
Offering shuttle and transportation services.
- Phone: 307-367-2440
- Address: 332 West Pine Street, Pinedale, WY 82941
- Sublink Stage Charter Services
Complete charter and tour services.
- Phone: 307-367-7433
- Address: 9326 Highway 191, Pinedale, WY 82941
- Emblem Rentals at Ralph Wenz Field Airport
Offers passenger cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks at affordable daily and weekly rates.
- Phone: 307-367-RENT
- Toll Free: 877-367-3835
- Address: 9357 Highway 191, Pinedale, WY 82941
Sublette County is accessed by two US highways, 189 and 191. These roads are two lane highways with few grades and nearly straight alignment in excellent condition that often travel through remote areas with large distances between towns. Food, fuel and road services are readily available in towns. Make sure you have adequate fuel to reach your destination.
From the Southwest (Salt Lake City, Evanston):
Travelers coming north from Salt Lake City will come via Interstate 80. Eleven miles east of Evanston, take US Highway 189 north through Kemmerer and LaBarge to Big Piney.
From the North (Jackson Hole, Idaho Falls, Yellowstone):
Travelers from Idaho will come into Wyoming via Highway 89 through the Snake River Canyon, and then take the Alpine Junction onto US Highway 191 and travel south to Pinedale or Big Piney. Travelers from Jackson or Yellowstone stay on Highway 191 south to Pinedale or Big Piney via Highway 189.
From the Southeast (Rock Springs, Cheyenne, Denver):
Travelers from the east will usually come in on Interstate 80. To reach Sublette County, turn north on Highway 191 at Rock Springs and travel 100 miles north to Pinedale. Take Highway 351, 80 miles north of Farson to reach Highway 189 and Big Piney.
From the West (Riverton, Lander, Casper):
Travelers from central Wyoming will cross the Continental Divide via South Pass to Farson, then turn north on Highway 191 to Pinedale. Or turn west on Highway 351, 40 miles north of Farson to reach Highway 189 and Big Piney. South Pass is frequently closed in the winter.
Between Rock Springs and Jackson, or Kemmerer and Pinedale, you'll find several small towns and convenience stores with gas, restrooms and snack food (in Eden, Farson, Boulder, Bondurant and Daniel). But these are open only during daytime hours, and some are only open seasonally (in the summer). Big Piney/Marbleton, and Pinedale are good halfway points and public restrooms, restaurants and lodging are available. The American Legion Park in Pinedale (turn right off US 191 on Lake Avenue) has public restroom facilities and is a beautiful spot for a picnic on scenic Pine Creek. There are some services at the smaller towns along the way. Visitor information is available at the kiosks at the Marbleton Town Hall, Big Piney Library, The Elkhorn in Bondurant, and the main Visitor Center on US 191 in Downtown Pinedale.
During the winter, be sure to check the Wyoming Highway Department's online road report to see if there are any winter driving hazards reported when you are ready to leave on your trip. This is because winter storms and blowing snow, or avalanches in the Hoback and Snake River Canyons, can cause road closures. During severe storms, the highway department closes gates on certain highways so traffic cannot proceed when winter conditions are too dangerous. Gates are located on the Interstate 80 outside of Rock Springs, and on US 191 north of Pinedale just past the Hwy 189 turn-off at the Daniel Junction. Services at these gated locations are minimal, but typically there is food, gas and restrooms. During severe winter storms, you could be stranded there for hours or days. Winter storms can bring blowing & drifting snow and complete "white-out" conditions where you can't see the road or even 2 feet in front of you. When traveling in the winter, be prepared with chains or appropriate snow tires for winter travel, and carry winter survival gear for emergencies on the road. Violations of winter storm road closures are dangerous and punishable by fines. The Road and Travel Information site on the web is http://dot.state.wy.us. The phone number for Rock Springs Road and Travel Information is: 307-382-9966, and for the Jackson Road and Travel Information: 307-733-9966.
There are no train and bus services in Sublette County. Amtrak train service is available only as close as Salt Lake City, Utah. Greyhound Bus services connect to Rock Springs, 100 miles to the south. From Salt Lake City or Rock Springs, shuttle service is available to Sublette County, or travelers can rent a car.