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 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 ...
  • Teton County Commissioners to Submit Teton Pass Trail FLAP Grant Application On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Teton County Commissioners voted to submit a Federal Lands Access Program grant for the Teton Pass Trail.  The grant application in the amount of $1.4 million will be a big boost to completing the Teton Pass Trail section of the Greater Yellowstone Trail. From the Jackson Hole News & Guide article (http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/town_county/county-seeks-m-for-road-and-pathway/article_4940fb24-c957-53cd-80b8-a5031dd979c8.html) “Commissioners ...


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.)

  • 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 ...
  • Wyoming Pathways Attends Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) Workshop in Lander The Wyoming County Commissioners Association (WCCA) held a one-day workshop for public lands stakeholders on Tuesday, January 26th in Lander, WY. The WCCA sought to get constructive engagement from stakeholders to help insure the success of the WPLI and Wyoming Pathways was happy to attend the event. Sending two representatives, Wyoming Pathways had the opportunity ...


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



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)

  • Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Task Force Update Wyoming Pathways Board Member Melanie Arnett attended the third Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Task Force meeting that took place March 8-10 in Cody, WY.  The focus of the meeting was to draft recommendations for the sub-themes relating to the important topics of public lands and access.  Melanie, the Non-motorized Recreation representative, solicited input on these topics ...
  • Wyoming Bicycle and Pedestrian System Task Force Update The Wyoming Legislature approved a bill in 2016 that created the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force. The bill had strong legislative and public support from around Wyoming, passing with a 2/3’s majority. Governor Matt Mead appointed the 13 members last summer, and the group has been meeting by phone conference and in person over the past ...
  • Executive Director Tim Young Attends National Bike Summit and Meets with Wyoming Delegation in D.C. While Washington DC its a long way away, its our nation’s capital and extremely helpful to visit our Delegation and keep up on federal issues, opportunities and threats to biking, walking and trail programs in Wyoming.   In March, Brian Schilling, the Teton County Pathways Coordinator, and I attended the 18th annual National Bike Summit in DC. ...