VisitPinedale.org Pinedale area visitor information
Snowmobiling season runs from early December through mid April. The lakes generally are frozen by Christmas. January through mid-April is generally considered to be the best time. Temperatures at this time of year usually range from lows near zero to daytime highs in the mid twenties. Most days are sunny. The terrain is quite variable, ranging from flat to gently rolling sagebrush prairie to very rugged forested mountains. The elevation in Pinedale is 7,175', but many trails are over 10,000'. Snowmobiles and equipment can be rented in town, and the local outfitters offer many different guided trips. Visit the Chamber of Commerce web site and Membership Directory and our Business page for local businesses offering these services and lodging information.
The Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail
Pinedale is a major access point on the Wyoming Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail, a system incorporating private, state, National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands. This unique and extensive trail system provides more than 400 miles of continuous riding from south Pass to Yellowstone National Park. The trails provide access to the towns of Lander, Dubois and Jackson, as well as to Pinedale, where you can ride your machine directly to lodging and restaurants. The Wyoming Mountain Range also offers spectacular riding and wildlife viewing. Just 20 miles from Big Piney, the trail system includes North Piney Lake and Cottonwood.
Lander to Pinedale
From Pinedale north
Gros Ventre area
Some of the world's most scenic snowmobiling goes on right here within the Wind River and Wyoming Mountain Ranges. You can leave right from town and explore the area's vast trail network, or trailer your machine to the Horse Creek, Irish Canyon, Green River, Big Piney, Big Sandy or Cottonwood Creek areas for miles of open riding. These groomed trails around the Upper Green River make up one of the most popular systems. This network lets you travel all the way to Jackson and Dubois. You can explore snow-covered meadows, play on the hills along the way, and watch the wildlife! The Wyoming Range also offers over 330 miles of groomed and ungroomed marked trails that connect Alpine to Afton to 15 miles north of LaBarge and Kemmerer. Miles of open powder are also available.
Wyoming/Wyoming Range Trail Map
Groomed snowmachine trails in the Wyoming Range. Photo by Triple Peak Guest Ranch.
Trails near Mt. McDougal in the Wyoming Range. Photo by Triple Peak Guest Ranch.
Trail and off-trail riding areas in the Wyoming Range. Photo by Triple Peak Guest Ranch.
The Blind Bull Warming Hut in the Wyoming Range. Photo by Triple Peak Guest Ranch.
A resident and nonresident snowmobile user fees is required by Wyoming State Law. These annual user fee revenues are used by the Snowmobile Trails Fund for trail grooming and maintenance. Proof of payment of the fee is in the form of a decal which must be displayed on the exterior of the snow machine.
Decals are available from licensed permit selling agents across the State including the Wyoming State Parks & Historic Sites headquarters in Cheyenne, local snowmobile clubs, most licensed snowmachine dealers, and County Treasurer's offices. To phone in-state, call: 307-777-3680. For out-of-state, call toll-free: 1-800-287-4079. Order snowmobile trail maps and decals by mail or phone order (add $3 for shipping and handling for each permit) from the Wyoming Snowmobile Permit Agency, One Unicover Center, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82008-0001. Major credit cards accepted.
& Big Piney Area Permit Selling Agents:
Regional Snowmobile Clubs:
more information, contact Pinedale Online at 307-360-7689, email@example.com,
or stop by our office located in Office Outlet in Pinedale, 43 S. Sublette
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