ATV and ORV riding in Wyoming
Trails and roads are typically open and driveable during the months from mid-May to October. Free maps showing Off Road Vehicle (ORV) trails and roads are available for both the Pinedale and Wyoming Range areas. Copies can be obtained by contacting the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce, the local Forest Service District offices or the Bureau of Land Management in Pinedale. The Forest Service travel map also shows which roads are open to motorized travel (fee for map).
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Areas with roads open to 4-wheeling include those listed below. See the ORV maps for these areas to see which specific roads and trails are ok for ORV travel.
Southern Winds southeast of Pinedale:
& Northern Winds, north of Pinedale:
ORVs are mostly restricted to travel upon only established roads or trails. They may be operated upon public lands only when on roads, trails or areas designated "open" for motorized travel by the appropriate local land manager: Forest Service, BLM, or State. Contact the local office for the areas you plan to recreate to see which locations are open and closed to ORV use. It is illegal to operate an ATV or trail bike off trail or on any trail area closed to that specific type of vehicle as designated by the land management agency or land owner. Maps showing open and closed areas for public lands are available from the managing entity (Forest Service, BLM, State).
When operating an ORV on roads that are designated as part of the ORV Program, operators must have a valid driver's license. The ORV must have brake lights, taillights and headlights if operated 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.
When operated on roads NOT designated part of the state ORV Program, an ORV may be operated only if it is street legal and has motorcycle plates. The operator must have a motorcycle operator's license and carry proof of liability insurance. ATVS and trail bikes must be equipped with approved and operating spark arresting mufflers and comply with sound regulations.
It goes without saying not to harass wildlife with ATVs. Avoid wet and riparian areas where damage will occur from ORV use. Please respect the rights of hikers, horseback riders, campers and others who wish to enjoy their activities undisturbed.
Hunters: Check with the managing agency for the area you wish to hunt regarding gated road closure dates.
Piney Ranger District-BTNF
Pinedale Field Office - Bureau of Land Management
Permit Selling Agents
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