Trails: Lander BLM

The popularity of the recently developed multi-use Upper Brewer’s Trail in Sinks Canyon in partnership with the US Forest Service and the Lander community and the subsequent addition of a new bridge on the trail demonstrated to all parties the value of increasing outdoor recreation opportunities in the Lander area. Two areas identified for additional trail development were the renowned Johnny Behind the Rocks area and the locally beloved Bus Loops area, both managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM was eager to improve and expand these trail systems.


How we helped

In 2019, Wyoming Pathways completed the all users trail known as Flowin' Johnny. We then partnered with Lander Cycling Club, the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, and the Lander Community to plan, fundraise for and manage trail development at JBR, the Bus Loops, and the greater Sinks Canyon area. Additionally, we partnered with local builder, Alan Mandel, to build the first-of-its-kind, downhill-optimized trail on public lands called J-Line.

In 2023, we partnered with Alan and the BLM again on a new trail at Johnny Behind the Rocks, appropriately named “Giddy Up” since it is uphill-optimized and built with horseback riders, runners, and hikers in mind. Our goal was to decongest popular trails at JBR by providing trails for all user groups for increased safety.


Next steps

Over the next three years, we look forward to building more trail at JBR as identified in the BLM master plan. Wondering how to help? Volunteer or donate.

JBR downhill trail

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