A Biker’s Paradise
If you mountain or road bike you’ll love it here. We’ve got single-track and off-road trails worthy of the most adventurous. The terrain ranges from easy to extreme surrounded by mountains, deep in alpine meadows, through the high desert bordered by red cliffs. Road touring Togwotee Pass at 9000′ and South Pass offer two totally different views, and both are exceptional.
Johnny Behind the Rocks is a locals’ favorite. Located near Twin Creek with the red cliffs as a backdrop this elaborate trail system covers easy to difficult, single and two track. With names like Red Ridge Trail, Johnny’s Draw Trail and Johnny on Top Trail you get the idea. You’ll be biking through pinion pine surrounded by red rocks with stellar views. If you like some competition with the camaraderie, participate in the Jurassic Classic in September. Location: 14.6 miles southeast from Lander on Hwy 287.
The Catalyst Trail begins at 8,442′ in Sinks Canyon. If you’re looking for hairpin curves, a roller coaster descent and cliff drops, this is the trail for you.
MTB Project describes it as as “One of Lander’s best all-mountain style rides, this trail features a long scenic climb (or 20 min one way shuttle) on paved switchbacks before hitting fast rocky singletrack that winds through alpine meadows and pine groves before a fantastic flowy technical descent back down into the canyon.
This trail is just as popular in the winter for fat tire biking. Our sunny days with blue skies make almost any day a day for mountain biking. Location: About 9 miles south of Lander on Hwy 131 or the Loop Road.
There’s a new trail in town – “The Overlook Trail”. This single-track trail begins on the north side peak of the Overlook and has a highpoint of 7,505′ descending to 7,061′. There’s one 400+ foot climb and the trail is primarily a downhill cruise. Designed and built by an expert mountain bike trail builder from the Jackson area, the path is rife with banks, plunges, and jumps. And the views are amazing!
Take it from Scott, one of our local bike fanatics:
Fatbikes Ruehl and I groomed here a few weeks ago. Awesome, awesome awesome!!!! Too kool that it drops in at the USGS pin, and spirals you down into yummy burmed single trackiness…. With some solid accents that keep you coming back for more…..
Not overtly technical, the Dubois Overlook Trail features options lending itself to both novice and expert mountain bikers alike. Riders will generally want to shuttle the trail or challenge themselves to pedal to the top before (or after) their screaming descent. Crafted not too intimidate, but delight hikers and riders alike, this trail is fun for all levels and all ages.
Dubois Association for Recreation and Trails (D.A.R.T.) has organized public bike repair stations. These stations are located at both ends of downtown Dubois. On the east side, you’ll find it at the Opportunity Shop parking lot and on the west end of town at the Taylor Creek Exxon Station. They contain all the basic tools you need for simple repairs, as well as an air pump. And they have a “Loaner Bike” program. Two Rocky Mountain MTB Bikes (supplied by Lander Bike Mill), as well as a few other donated MTB bikes from the community are free for DART Club members to check out and use at any time. They will be available at Wind River Gear in Dubois (307) 455-3468. The goal is to make biking accessible to anyone who is interested. And Dubois has a Green bikes program providing bikes for community members and local kids to use as transportation around town.
Resources & Events
Businesses & Packages
- Custom jet boat, drift boat and walk/wade fishing trips to anglers of all abilities.
- Located in Dubois. Pack trips and a luxurious base camp in the Shoshone National Forest specializing in riding, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Drop trips, hunting and custom trips available.
- Hunting, fishing and pack trips in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness. Drop trips for climbers and backpackers into Gannett Peak.
- Hunting camp in Wind River Range. Fishing, drop pack trips.
- Dogsledding tours.
- Guided service includes wade and alpine fishing from a motor or drift boat. Fly fishing instruction for all levels of experience.
- Float or wade along the Big Horn, Snake and Wind River. Professional fly fishing guide service. Catch and release fishing.
- Operates in the Wind River Range, Absaroka Range, and the Red Desert. Fly-fishing, low impact camping, family fun. Wilderness camping, and hunting for guided and unguided trips. Permitted by the USFS. Llama rentals.
- The only permitted base camp on the glacier trail located in the Fitzspatrick Wilderness. Weekly guided horsepacking trips July-Oct. This area is famous for Gannett Peak, the highest peak in Wyoming.
- Specializing in fly fishing trips. Horseback riding and ATV's can also be arranged.
- Horsepacking, backpacking and fishing in the Shoshone National Forest. Drop trips. Rentals- horses, complete camps, wall tents, stoves, cooking gear.
- Guided fly fishing in the Wind River Range. Day trips or 3-10 day trips available. Golden Trout specialty.
- Hunt from small dude ranch. Limited to 2 each hunt. Trophy elk hunt. Sleeping in cabins.
- Day or overnight pack trips into the Absarokas and Wind River Mountains. Remote Golden Trout trips.
- Whitewater rafting and guided fishing trips.
- Private and customizable instructional climbing courses at the base of the Wind River Range.
- Wind River Mountain OutfittersFishing, game hunting and horsepacking. Summer sightseeing trips and fall hunting. 5-day trips for grizzly bear viewing from July 20-Sept. 1. Day horseback rides.
- Cover the same ground as the pioneers in a wagon, on a horse, or both. Access to historical landmarks. Rent horses by the week for re-enactments, movies, outfitters, ranches, hunters, rodeos, etc.