BLM approves Outlaw Trails plan
CODY, Wyo.—A plan for an official trail system at the Outlaw Trails area north of Cody has been approved by the Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office. The BLM has designated a mix of existing and new trails for motorized and non-motorized use based on community, tribal and agency input.
As recreation in the area increased, Park County residents asked for an official trail system designated and maintained by the BLM to address sustainability, user conflicts and safety issues.
A small working group representing varied recreational uses was formed to identify trails that could remain non-motorized for safety and experience, and motorized trails that would provide a different experience and improve access. The group’s proposal informed the BLM’s analysis, which was available for public comment in August.
“I’m grateful to the community and all those who came together to help us form a plan for Outlaw Trails,” said Cody Field Manager Cade Powell. “We hope this plan will lead to a quality experience for various types of recreation including mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and single-track motorized use.”
You can read the decision record documents and the environmental assessment, and see a map of the trail system on our ePlanning website (“Documents” in left sidebar navigation). For more information, contact the Cody Field Office at 307-578-5900.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.