Eager to climb back on your snowmobile and cruise over a deep blanket of gleaming snow? Get your motor running: abundant natural snow and friendly people await you. Experience the power of powder in any of Wyoming's winter playgrounds. Wyoming has more than 2,000 miles of groomed and ungroomed trails waiting for you, including the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail System, which is consistently ranked among the best snowmobiling in the country. Want to see for yourself? Many Wyoming businesses offer places to stay, guided tours and snowmobile rentals throughout the state.
Each trail system offers a little bit of everything for visiting snowmobilers. See wildlife and spectacular scenery from the trails. Toss up some powder in hundreds of meadows. Brave a wicked incline or two. It's all waiting for you. And, Wyoming's long snowy season gives visitors a chance to plan more than one adventure per season, so plan on coming back again and again. Snowmobile trail grooming season is generally mid-December through the beginning of April.
Yellowstone National Park: An extension of the CDST, the trails of Yellowstone may be explored only with an authorized commercial guide. Several hundred snowmobilers are allowed each day, but since it's such a popular spot, it's advisable to make advance reservations.
Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail (CDST): Ranked as the one of the best snowmobiling trails in the west by SnoWest magazine, this 270-mile route begins in Lander, traverses western Wyoming across Togwotee Pass and ends in Grand Teton National Park. Trailblazers revel in majestic views of the Tetons, and experienced riders love heading off-trail for challenging terrain.
Big Horn Mountains: A great destination to customize a snowmobile adventure, the trail system in the Big Horn Mountains is divided into north and south sections that connect for great multi-day trips. Enjoy 342 miles of groomed trails and 49 miles of ungroomed trails.
Snowy Range: In central/southern Wyoming, the aptly named Snowy Range (AKA the Snowies) — in Medicine Bow National Forest — has an annual snowfall of 25 feet of fluffy powder in open bowls and forested woods and hundreds of miles of mostly ungroomed trails.
The Wyoming Range: The Wyoming Range, in the western part of the state, runs nearly 80 miles in a north-south direction. It offers hundreds of miles of groomed and ungroomed trails, many topping 10,000 feet, as well as a network of logging roads. Spend a few days in the area and hop from a cabin to a warming hut and back again. You can access trailheads from Pinedale, Big Piney and LaBarge. There are a number of facilities and amenities available in trail areas.
Black Hills: Sundance and Newcastle are the portals to these 40 miles of groomed trail in northeast Wyoming, which connects to 295 miles of the Black Hills System in South Dakota. The area is marked by deep snow and the pine-blanketed mountains that give it its name.
Bear Lodge Mountains: In the northern region of the state, the Bear Lodge Mountains offer a shorter system of trails that continuously loops smaller hills and several different valleys, reaching elevations of 5,000 to 7,000 feet. Riders hit the 78 miles of groomed trails from Sundance.
Casper Mountain: On Casper Mountain, in the Laramie Range, you’ll find 46 miles of marked, groomed trails and seven miles of ungroomed trails at elevations of more than 7,000 feet. This is serious snowmobiling — snow depths can be up to three feet!
Bonus: View the Togwotee Lodge Web Cam.
Continental Divide trail map
Northern trail map
Southeast trail map
Southwest trail map
Find a complete list of guides here.
Wyoming law requires that all snowmobiles must have either a current Wyoming Resident or Nonresident user fee decal prominently displayed on the outside of each snowmobile. Annual permits are $25 and may be purchased at one of the several permit selling agents located throughout the state or at http://wyotrails.state.wy.us.