Wyoming Mountain Biking Opportunities: Johnny Behind the Rocks

The Johnny Behind the Rocks Trail System provides mountain bikers with a high desert experiences in a compact area.

The trails within this network are flowing in nature with a hard-packed surface and fine grain soils. Most of the system is located on routes that climb to and traverse long and scenic ridgelines. The Wind River mountain range is visible on the western side of the system. The trails wind and meander through typical Great Basin terrain that ranges from clusters of pinyon-juniper woodlands and open sagebrush meadows. Although open year round, visitors wishing to ride on dirt rather than snow are usually restricted from mid-March to the end of November. Trails are often effectively closed during the spring thaw in early March due to extremely muddy conditions on some portions of the trail with high clay content.

One of the Bureau of Land Management's "Backyard to Backcountry" treasures, information on the Johnny Behind the Rocks Trails was developed between IMBA and the Lander, WY, BLM office to provide world-class riding experiences. IMBA's data on the trail includes elevations, ratings, current conditions, photos, and comments.

BLM Mountain Biking: Johnny Behind the Rocks Trail System in Wyoming

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Plan Your Visit

  • Season Dates: January 1 - December 31
  • Fee: None
  • Size: 12 miles
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,000+ feet
  • Difficulty: Trails range from beginner to intermediate


  • Drive South on State Highway 287. Turn left at the junction continuing eastward on Hwy 287. Cross Little Popo Agie River and Twin Creek. Upon crossing Twin Creek you will pass a red cliff band on the left as well as a red stone barn on the right. Turn left into the white gravel parking area marked by a green gate.

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Contact Information

Lander Field Office
1335 Main Street
Lander, Wyoming 82520


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The BLM and MTB Project are Connecting with Communities through a National partnership to provide an interactive ride experience. MTB project hosts the next generation of mountain bike trail maps. Click the MTB Project icon to access all the information you'll need to plan your next ride.