Pinedale Field Office

Cycling

What’s Here

There are many places to ride your bicycle on BLM lands in the Pinedale area. Over 900,000 acres of public land await the adventurous biker, with hundreds of miles of dirt and two-track roads, as well as ATV and single track trails. Very few developed bicycling opportunities exist on BLM-managed lands, so it is up to you to look at the maps and go exploring. Nearly all BLM lands are available to explore on bicycles with the exception of areas closed for game management.

For more specific information on areas closed to human presence for the protection of wildlife please contact the Pinedale BLM Office. When riding please stay on designated roads and trails in order to minimize your impacts to the environment. Proper planning and route research will help make your biking trip more safe and enjoyable. Please Tread Lightly  LINK to demonstrate a respect for the land and other public land users. Remember to plan accordingly for high elevation desert conditions. Sudden rain or snow squalls can create difficult or impassable conditions.

Places To Go

Bicycling routes and riding opportunities vary and include a paved, non-motorized use pathway, developed roads, primitive two-track roads and single-tracks. Nearly all the roads and trails are open for travel by motorized vehicles unless otherwise posted. Most two-track roads and trails are lightly traveled and offer good opportunities for solitude and unrestricted exploration. However, special attention with planning your travel is recommended in several areas of concentrated gas field development. Other than the Pinedale Pathway, no areas or routes are developed specifically for road or mountain biking activities

The Pinedale Pathway offers 3 miles of paved, non-motorized trail connecting the town of Pinedale with the south shore of Fremont Lake. Trailhead parking is located at the Pinedale Baseball Park on Fremont Lake Road, the CCC Ponds Recreation Site LINK to CCC write up and map accessed from Fremont Lake Road and the west trailhead accessed from Sublette County Road 101. This pathway is easy to ride and offers good views of the Wind River Mountains, Fremont Lake and wildlife.

Areas suggested for backcountry bicycle touring are the foothills of the Wyoming Range, most notably the Miller Mountain area and high desert canyons located between the upper Colorado Desert and the Blue Rim Escarpment. Numerous short and scenic routes can be found near Pinedale and Big Piney.  The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route traverses portions of Sublette County.

Inquire with local recreation service providers, the BLM Pinedale Field Office, and USFS Pinedale Ranger District, for further information.