News by Region

Pathways, trails and safe streets news from around the state by region. If you have any newsworthy stories in your area that you would like us to consider posting or including in our newsletter, please contact us and we will get back to you for additional details.


Wyoming-Regions

Northwest Region, including Jackson & Cody

Northeast Region, including Sheridan, Buffalo, Gillette, Sundance & Newcastle

Central Region, including Lander & Casper

Southwest Region, including Evanston, Kemmerer, Pinedale & Green River

Southeast Region, including Rawlins, Laramie, Douglas, Wheatland & Cheyenne

Statewide, not region-specific.



Northwest Region (including Jackson, Cody, etc.)

  • Greater Yellowstone Trail and Teton Pass Pathway Progress Wyoming Pathways continues to make excellent progress toward the vision of the Greater Yellowstone Trail, a world-class regional bicycling and walking trail connecting Jackson Hole Wyoming with West Yellowstone Montana. The GYT starts in Grand Teton National Park, crosses Teton Pass on the south end to Victor, then follows the historic Yellowstone rail line and ...
  • Greater Yellowstone Trail Concept Plan Wins International Trails Award The Greater Yellowstone Trail Concept Plan has been selected as the winner of the American Trails “Trail Planning & Design” (greater than $500,000) Award (read more about the award here and read the article on the PR Web website) Wilson, WY, May 9, 2017 – Today, at the American Trails International Trails Symposium, the Greater Yellowstone Trail ...
  • Teton Pass Trail Progress We got some good news yesterday morning about the Teton Pass Trail – the Teton County Commissioners agreed to send a letter to the Wyoming FLAP (Federal Lands Access Program) Decision Committee, asking to revise and update their grant agreement for $500,000 in remaining FY-14 FLAP funds. With the Committee’s likely approval, it will allow ...


Northeast Region (including Sheridan, Buffalo, Gillette, Sundance, Newcastle, etc.)

  • Bike Park FUNraiser in Cody, March 11th If you are going to be in or around Cody on March 11th, be sure to check out the Park County Pedalers’ family friendly FUNraiser with Jalan Crossland and Kalyn Beasley to support the new bike park that they are building at Beck Lake. There will be an amazing silent auction, beer, and refreshments. This is ...
  • Red Grade Trail Project Public Comment Follow-Up The public comment period for the Red Grade Trail Project Environmental Impact Study (EIS) ended on August 19th.  We hope that the BLM received many comments supportive of the project and thank those of you who added your voice to the process. The Red Grade Trail project will provide much needed improved access to public land ...
  • BLM Public Comment Period for Red Grade Trails is OPEN The BLM Public Comment Period for Red Grade Trails ends on August 19th, so please be sure to submit your comments right away: Written comments should be submitted by August 19, 2016 and addressed to: Red Grade Trail System Environmental Analysis; Attention: Tom Bills, Planning and Environmental Coordinator; 1425 Fort St., Buffalo, WY 82834. Comments or ...


Central Region (including Lander, Casper, etc.)

  • Jurassic Classic Mountain Bike Festival Coming to Lander this August This coming August 24-26th, Wyoming mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts will be treated to the new Jurassic Classic Mountain Bike Festival in Lander, WY, hosted by Lander Cycling. Growing from the Jurassic Classic mountain bike race, the revamped event expands to also include live music, food, beer, bike demos, clinics, group rides and “ridiculous shenanigans”. ...
  • Keep it Public, Wyoming! Sign the Petition…Attend the Rally If you value public lands in Wyoming, it’s time to make your voice heard.  You can do that right now by visiting the Keep it Public, Wyoming website and signing the petition.  You can also support the effort right now by liking the Keep it Public, Wyoming Facebook page and sharing it to your friends. You ...
  • Positive Decision on Johnny Behind the Rocks BLM Mineral Withdrawl We saw an important decision recently from the Fremont County Commission regarding the mineral withdrawal at Lander’s Johnny Behind the Rocks mountain biking area. The Fremont County Commission originally announced plans to protest the BLM’s planned mineral withdrawal at Lander’s Johnny Behind the Rocks mountain biking area entry a few weeks ago. Today the Commission ...


Southwest Region (including Evanston, Kemmerer, Pinedale, Green River, etc.)

  • Pole Mountain Trail Project – Phase One Success and Next Steps Phase one of the Pole Mountain Trail Project was substantially completed during May and June with excellent results. The four Wyoming Conservation Corps crews and many volunteers put in over 3,000 hours work on the System Trails to improve trail drainage and reroutes necessary for trail sustainability on Pole Mountain. Located between Laramie and Cheyenne, Pole ...
  • Kids’ MTB Camps at Curt Gowdy State Park are Enjoyed by Campers and Coaches Alike “These kids are amazing!” was a common sentiment expressed by volunteer coaches at the Stone Temple Mountain Bike Camp, held this past June at Wyoming’s Curt Gowdy State Park. As usual, coaches were surprised at the growth as both mountain bikers and people the kids displayed over the course of the annual 5-day camp and ...
  • Laramie Enduro Gets an Epic Face Lift The Laramie Range Enduro originated in 1998 with a start/finish line located within the City of Laramie, Wyoming and climbed the west flank of the Laramie Range more than 1,300 feet into what has become the heart of this annual event – the Pole Mountain trail system. Over the years, the race course has changed three ...


Southeast Region (including Rawlins, Laramie, Douglas, Wheatland, Cheyenne, etc.)

  • View Images from the Pole Mountain Trail Project We have added some new images of the trail work being done as part of the Pole Mountain Trail Project.  Great progress was made on improving the trails at Pole Mountain by the first hitch of the Wyoming Conservations Corps crews, working under the direction of trail consultant Scott Linnenburger.  The second hitch of WCC ...
  • Volunteers Get Their Hands Dirty at Pole Mountain “Dig Day” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (download the Wyoming Pathways press release) June 9, 2017 CONTACT: Tim Young, Executive Director, (307) 413-8464, www.wyopath.org Volunteers Get Their Hands Dirty at Pole Mountain “Dig Day” Great Turnout for National Trails Day Event Shows Community Commitment to Improve the Trails at Pole Mountain — On Saturday, June 3rd, the University of Wyoming Outdoor Program, along with the ...
  • Pole Mountain Grant Approved Great news! Wyoming Pathways’ grant request to the Wyoming Recreational Trails Program for trail maintenance and improvements at Pole Mountain was approved today! As many may recall, Wyoming Pathways sponsored the Pole Mountain Trail Charrette in Laramie this past August. The Charrette brought together the USFS and regional trail using groups and others to identify the ...


Statewide (not region-specific)

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian System Task Force Phone Meeting – Wednesday August 9th From the August 1, 2017 K2 Radio Article by Susan Burk: Do you love to bike and ride on Wyoming’s trails and pathways? You might want to weigh on the Wyoming Cycling Task Force’s next meeting. The effort is Wyoming’s first look on a state level at the economic, health and community benefits of bicycle and ...
  • Wyoming Bicycle and Pedestrian System Task Force Update Following the legislative success last year of the passage of the Bicycle and Pedestrian System Task Force Act, efforts have been underway to create a Legislative Report on the “benefits and opportunities” of bicycle and pedestrian pathways and natural surface trails for Wyoming communities. To oversee the report preparation, Governor Matt Mead appointed a Task Force ...
  • Governor’s Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Task Force Update Wyoming Pathways board member Melanie Arnett also serves as a Non-motorized Recreation representative on the Governor’s Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Task Force. Melanie reports that the Task Force held a series of meetings around the state this spring, where the group discussed the many aspects of outdoor recreation in Wyoming, and gathering public input. The Task ...