Greater Yellowstone Trail – New Connections Underway

The 180-mile Greater Yellowstone Trail (GYT) connects Jackson Hole Wyoming with West Yellowstone Montana via sections of the old Yellowstone Rail Line, going through Victor, Driggs, Tetonia, Ashton, and Island Park. Several additions are underway along this amazing bicycle and walking route that connects two National Parks with pathways, back roads, and rail trail sectionsRead more

WY Legislature Considers Recreational Trail Fee Bill

The Wyoming State Legislature is considering new a bill that would create the nation’s first nonmotorized trail user fee. If enacted, the funds generated from the proposed $10 annual fee would go into a dedicated account to be used to support the maintenance and construction of nonmotorized trails in Wyoming. As currently proposed, the $10 fee would applyRead more

The Pilot Hill Project – Laramie’s Community-Driven Land Conservation Effort

By Melanie Arnett, Pilot Hill Project Coordinator and Wyoming Pathways Board Member The Pilot Hill Project in SE Wyoming was initiated in the fall of 2017 when a private landowner offered Albany County an opportunity to purchase 5,500 acres of land connecting the City of Laramie to the Pole Mountain area under the condition thatRead more

Summer Love for Lander Sinks Canyon and Laramie Pole Mountain Trails and What’s Next

This past summer was a busy one for Wyoming Pathways, as our focus shifted to trails.  Following on the heels of a successful Wyoming Bike Walk Trails Summit in Jackson in May, we began looking ahead to two major trail building and maintenance projects in Lander and Laramie. Known as the “Lander Sinks Canyon Brewer’s TrailRead more

The Wyoming Bike Walk Trails Summit – 2018 and Beyond

This past May, Wyoming Pathways partnered with traditional partner, Platte River Trails and new partner, Friends of Pathways to hold the third Wyoming Bike Walk Trails Summit in the town of Jackson.  Each iteration of the event, first held in 2013, has grown, becoming a “must-attend” event for Wyoming’s transportation, planning and recreation professionals, biking,Read more

A Great Event and Great New Trail In Lander

We had an awesome time this past weekend in Lander at the Jurassic Classic Mountain Bike Festival. Also, finally got to ride the new Upper Brewer’s Trail that Wyoming Pathways helped raise funds for and project manage. All I have to say about both the event and the new trail is WOW! The event wasRead more

Pole Mountain Trail Project Phase 2 Gets Rolling

Things are moving along on Phase 2 of the Pole Mountain Trail Project. We just posted some pretty instructive pictures of why some of the trails needed heavy maintenance and rerouting. Our goal is to end up with sustainable trails that are fun for all users, within the guidelines of the managing land agency. WeRead more

Brewer’s Trail Extension Complete

It’s a wrap! The Brewer’s Trail Extension Project is complete and there is a sweet new section of trail in Sinks Canyon, near Lander. This past Saturday, our Executive Director, Tim Young did the final walkthrough of the new trail section with the USFS, the trail consultant, Adam Buck and Lander Cycling representatives. Reports areRead more

Tim Young quoted in Rails to Trails Jackson Northern Pathway Article

Wyoming Pathways Executive Director, Tim Young, was quoted in a recent article by the Rails to Trails Conservancy about the Jackson pathway system.  The article also included a few of his photos as well, making it pretty easy to see why this is such a popular pathway.  The Tetons are always impressive! The world-class NorthernRead more

RFQ for Phase 2 of the Pole Mountain Trail Project Available for Download.

For any professional trail builders interested in participating in Phase 2 of the Pole Mountain Trail Project, a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) has been made available for download on the Phase 2 project page.  The deadline for submission of qualifications is end-of-day June 1, 2018.  All project details are contained in the RFQ.