5600 US14A at Burgess Junction - PO Box 159 - Dayton, Wyoming 82836
Main Phone (307) 752-2444 - or (307) 752-5444 - Fax (307) 752-6444
Riding in the Big Horn Mountains
We have one hundred ninty-three (193) miles of well-marked and
groomed trails; additional 22 miles of ungroomed trails and
thousands of acres of unbroken powder meadows. Gas, food and
lodging available in most trail areas. Complete facilities and
services in Sheridan, Greybull and Lovell. Snow depths vary from
1 to 10 feet.
Elevations: 7,500 to 10,000 feet
Riding season is from November to April
Know Your Capabilities and Limitations
- Use common sense and good judgment. This sport is so
exhilirating that loss of these capabilities can be dangerous.
Use the "buddy system". Don't go alone.
- Come prepared: know the area, the weather, your route and
the condition of your own body and equipment.
- Start with a sensible check list of proper clothing,
equipment and safety gear.
- Know how to repair your machine and carry a repair kit along
with extra spark plugs, drive belt, a roll of twine and a knife.
The last two items can be life savers if you need to improvise
snowshoes or a shelter with branches.
- Take light, high calorie foods and layers of high quality,
insulated clothing that can be adapted to all weather changes.
Remember your boots and helmet.
- Know the basic principles of map and compass reading and use
them! Drive only until you have a half tank of gas left, then
GO BACK. Gas stations don't come by very often.
- Let a friend or relative know you are taking a snowmobiling
trip, then inform them of your planned route as well as departure
and return times. Stick with the plan. If it changes, let them
know and always check in upon return.
- Snowshoes might be added to your equipment list for each
individual in case your snowmobile happens to break down and you
have to walk out.
- If traveling avalanche prone areas, include a collapsible
pole for probing and plastic shovel
- Stay on the right side of the trail as snowmobile trail
rules are similar to highway rules.
- Do not drink alcohol and ride. Please remember the time to
have that drink is when you are safely back at the trailhead
after a fantastic day of breaking Wyoming powder.
- Do not speed on the trail. Drive responsibly. Let's all do
everything we can to keep snowmobiling safe for everyone.
note: information obtained from the Northern Wyoming
Snowmobile Trails Map produced by the State
Some additional tips:
Avalanche beacons can be a good tool to have in case someone
gets trapped in an avalanche in addition to the pole for probing
and shovel mentioned above. If you take them with you, be sure
you know how to use them.
Some areas may have additional gas locations out on the
trails, but their supplies are not always guaranteed, sometimes
it's a good idea to pack some gas with you.
If you are not familiar with the area you're riding but want
to explore the back country, it's always a good idea to find a
local guide, our
can be customized for any rider(s) and abilities.
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Bear Lodge Resort is located in the Bighorn National Forest under permit from the U.S. Forest Service. Equal opportunity provider.