From powdery valleys to ice-covered lakes, zoom through Pinedale, Wyoming’s backcountry on a powerful snowmobile and sample some of the beauty the Real Wyoming has to offer.
Sled the Wind River and Wyoming Ranges
Experience the feeling of cruising through awe-inspiring mountain valleys on fresh powder with a roaring engine leading the way in Pinedale, Wyoming from early December through mid-April. Snowmobile through a variety of terrain, from flat to rolling sagebrush prairies to robust mountain trails climbing above 10,000 feet.
Pinedale is the place to go for more than 300 miles of groomed trails that swerve through high mountains and have an average of 16 feet of snow (which means a soft landing if you wipe out). With access to the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail, the well-known Wyoming and Wind River mountain ranges, and the ever-so-gorgeous Bridger-Teton National Forest, you can ride as long as you want through every landscape imaginable.
Be sure to get a permit for $35 for the whole season at Bucky’s Outdoors in town.
Whether you’re in search of calm, scenic routes or more daring, brag-worthy adventures, there is a place for you to snowmobile in Pinedale, Wyoming.
Wyoming Mountain Range
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”).
Known worldwide as the ultimate deep-snow destination, the Elk Ridge riding area boasts high mountain slopes, forested ravines and deep snow planes. With over 150 square miles of riding access this area is a bucket list destination for deep snow sledding.
Nestled deep within the peaks of the Bridger Teton National Forrest the Gunsight riding area earns its name from the narrow forested trails and high-mountain look out points scattered throughout. Moderate and advanced riders alike favor this ride for its diverse terrain.
Rip through the regions deepest snow, ease through narrow tree lined corridors and fly out of frozen river beds at Roosevelt Meadows. Featuring deep back country access as well as a small network of trails, this riding area is a favorite of riders of all experience levels.