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.)

  • 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 Northern Pathway ...
  • Tim Young Speaks at JH Nordic Alliance Fat Bike Meeting Signs that the fat biking season is here…JH Nordic Alliance recently held their 2nd annual “Free Ski and Fat Bike Day” at Turpin Meadow Ranch, near Jackson. At the follow-up community meeting that evening, Pathways Executive Director Tim Young brought the attendees up to speed about what is going on with fat biking around the ...
  • 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 ...


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

  • Sheridan Public Lands Rally, September 30th Following on the success of the recent Laramie and Jackson rallies for public lands, Sheridan will be holding a rally on Saturday, September 30th, from 3-4:30pm at Grinnel Plaza in downtown Sheridan.  This will be an opportunity for folks to learn more about the public land issues in Wyoming, including the proposed legislation to designate an ...
  • 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 ...


Central Region (including Lander, Casper, etc.)

  • 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 Trail ...
  • 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 was ...
  • 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 are ...


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

  • 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. We ...
  • Pole Mountain Trail Project Wins National Award Exciting news…the Pole Mountain Trail Project won a national award from the Coalition for Recreational Trails. It’s great to get recognition for this project that brought together the US Forest Service, the Laramie Community, the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Conservation Corps (and us, of course) to accomplish something really worthwhile. We are glad to receive ...
  • Productive NPLD Dig Day Wraps-Up Initial Phase of the Pole Mountain Trail Project We had a great time at the National Public Lands Day community dig day at Pole Mountain this past Saturday in Laramie. This event, which also saw volunteers building new trail on the State Section of land just east of Laramie, was organized by the the UW Outdoor Program (thanks Dan McCoy and staff), Wyoming ...


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

  • 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 that the land be ...
  • 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 Trail ...
  • 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.


Statewide (not region-specific)

  • 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 sections ...
  • 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 apply to ...
  • 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, ...