Wyoming is home to amazing mountain ranges and landscapes that make for amazing mountain biking vacations. From beginner to expert skill levels, these nine trails have something for everyone.
1. Green River – Wilkins Peak Trails
This intricate web of trails offers single-track mountain biking trails for every skill level. With 14 trails and over 20 miles of different terrain, this system keeps you coming back for more. Located southeast of the city of Green River, you get great views of the cityscape and the river it is named after.
2. Cheyenne/Laramie – Curt Gowdy State Park
With 35 miles of trails connecting Crystal and Granite Reservoirs, you’ll never run out of an amazing view in Curt Gowdy State Park. Trails are located from the visitor center to Crystal Reservoir. Just 35 minutes outside of Cheyenne, this mountain biking destination provides a great area to play during the day and enjoy the nightlife of the city.
3. Laramie – Happy Jack Recreation Area & Vedauwoo
Just up the mountain from Laramie, you will find Happy Jack Recreation Area and Vedauwoo. These two areas have miles of trails, including singletrack, doubletrack and fire roads. Stay in Vedauwoo for some gravity-defying rock formations or explore the whole Happy Jack area.
4. Glendo – Glendo State Park
This state park offers over 45 single-track trails around the reservoir. These mountain biking trails range from expert to novice and have a little bit for everyone. Glendo State Park is an ideal place to camp out and enjoy the area for the weekend.
5. Lander – Sinks Canyon State Park & Johnny Behind the Rocks
As part of the Canyon Loop Trail in the Shoshoni National Forest Trails, Sinks Canyon State Park is full of amazing views, epic trails and great pit stops. A short way down the road you will find Johnny Behind the Rocks Trail. This compact area gives its riders a high desert experience. The Wind River Range provides an amazing backdrop for this unique system of mountain biking trails.
6. Buffalo/Sheridan – Bighorn National Forest
With almost 50 trails ranging from singletrack to doubletrack, the Bighorn National Forest surrounding Buffalo and Sheridan is a mountain biking dream. From day biking to overnight experiences, these trails will keep you on your toes.
7. Sundance – Black Hills National Forest
The Sundance Trails System runs through the canyons of the Bearlodge Mountains as part of Black Hills National Forest. With trails ranging from moderate to difficult, this is not a beginner’s system. This system offers 15 trails, plus views of Devils Tower National Monument and Twin Missouri Buttes.
8. Casper – Casper Mountain
More than 10 trails make Casper Mountain an ideal location for mountain and fat biking year-round. Located in central Wyoming outside of Casper, this mountain biking hub varies in skill level and trail length. Featuring a steep incline and higher altitude, Casper Mountain is a beautiful place to test your skills.
9. Pinedale – Bridger Teton National Forest
Also known for its year-round cycling, Pinedale provides mountain biking trails, gravel two-track, paved paths and snow trails. You can find trails in and around town, or for a challenge explore the surrounding Bridger Teton National Forest. With nothing in your way to stop you, it is not hard to find adventure in the area.