and ORV riding in Wyoming
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
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).
permits are required in Wyoming, and may be purchased from local
selling agents or by calling 1-877-996-7275.
See the list at right for local selling agents in the county.
can you go?
All established roads and vehicle routs are generally
open for ORV travel. For the most part, no off-road or off-trail
travel is allowed unless on a designated ATV trail. See maps for
specific locations. In campgrounds, ORVs may only be used to enter
or leave the campground.
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:
Little Half Moon Lake, Boulder Lake, Meadow Lake, East Fork,
Canyon Creek, Muddy Lake, Muddy Ridge, Big Sandy, Trail Creek,
& Northern Winds, north of Pinedale:
Half Moon Lake, west side of Fremont Lake, Willow Lake, Little
Flattop Mountain, New Fork Scout Camp area, McDowell Flat, Pot
Creek, Moose-Gypsum, Eagle Creek, Klondyke Creek, Tosi Creek, Kinky
Creek, Mosquito Lake, Wagon Creek, Bacon Ridge, Buffalo Meadow,
Strawberry Creek, Lake of the Woods, Miner/Packer/Beaver Creek
Fisherman Creek, Jack Creek, Dell Creek, Upper Hoback River Rd,
Cliff Creek, the Rim, Middle & South Beaver
Horse Creek, McDougal Gap, South Cottonwood Creek, Bare Mountain,
Bald Mountain, Middle Piney, Snyder Basin, Packsaddle Ridge, Absaroka
Ridge, Little Corral Creek, Hams Fork, Elk Creek
are mostly restricted to travel upon only established roads or
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
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
with the managing agency for the area you wish to hunt regarding
gated road closure dates.
Bridger-Teton National Forest
Pinedale Ranger District-BTNF
29 E Fremont Lake Road, P.O. Box 220, Pinedale, WY, 82941
Piney Ranger District-BTNFPinedale Field Office
P.O. Box 218, Big Piney, WY, 83113
307-276-3375 or 276-5800/5200
- Bureau of Land Management
432 East Mill Street
PO Box 768
Pinedale, WY 82941
Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.