Triple and McDougal Peaks - Wyoming Mountain Range

Wyoming Mountain Range


The Wyoming Range is not as rugged or remote as the nearby Wind River Range or Gros Ventre Mountains, but has a striking beauty all on its own. With a wonderful diversity of wildflowers and relatively easy access, it is a great place to go to find solitude for an outdoor experience away from the crowds.

The Wyoming Range is home to elk, moose, deer, antelope, grizzly and black bear, mountain lions, lynx, and many other species of wildlife. The landscape is a mixture of rolling open slopes dotted with sagebrush and pockets of aspen trees and forested hills.

Mountain Biking Visit Pinedale WY


This scenic trail system runs for approximately 70 miles along the Wyoming Range, with much of the trail at or near the crest above 9,000 feet elevation. Most of the trail is closed to motorized vehicles, although one short segment between Lake and North Piney creeks is open to trail bikes. The rest of the trail is for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. Access is typically from July through September, although some portions may be accessed as early as mid-May or as late as mid-October, depending on the weather. Best time for optimum trail conditions and access is August and September. The trail begins in the north in the Hoback Canyon at Bryan Flat/​Willow Creek at an elevation of 6,300 feet and ends at the South Piney Creek Trailhead at an elevation of 8,200 feet.

A secluded paradise for nature lovers

Many backcountry hiking trails traverse these mountains, including the Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail. Trails are open to hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. Trails cross remote, primitive country, and in some places they may be hard to find. Roads usually are snow free from mid July until mid October. During the winter, roads serve as a network of snowmobile trails.


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Snowmobiling in the Wyoming Mountain Range - Visit Pinedale WY


Access to the range is by a network of one-lane gravel roads that wind through the mountain slopes, and are suitable for two wheel drive cars and trucks. Some roads are not recommended for RVs or trailers.

Roads are often narrow and windy with limited sight distance, and caution is advised to watch for rocks on the road and wash boarded sections that can affect handing of your vehicle. To get to the interior, you need to park your car and either hike or horseback trail ride in.

  • The eastern side of the Wyoming Range can be accessed from US 189 (watch your speeds here too!). Commercial services are available on the perimeter, but none are available within the range.
  • Get gas and food in Pinedale, Daniel, Big Piney, or Marbleton, and be sure to have a full tank of gas and a good spare tire.
  • You will find the best variety of lodging in the town of Pinedale.

For more information, visit the Forest Service Ranger Station offices located in Big Piney (US 189) and Pinedale (US 191).