“A beautifully buff trail leading you into the southern BLM lands of Cody.
— John Gallagher
This trail extends from the Prickly Pear
trail to areas further South. It's also part of the Prickly Pear to Red Snake Loop.
From the pipe gate at the summit of Prickly Pear
, continue downhill on the braided singletrack. You'll quickly see why this trail is braided as you come to one of the few water sources in the area, a round steel water trough. The cows typically have the area around the trough thoroughly trashed and denuded. Stay to the South of the water trough and continue on the singletrack. Just follow the one that has the most bike tracks on it. You'll cross a major dirt road as you aim to the left of the power poles in front of you.
Head directly to the SW and pass through the low point in the rock ridge. After a short descent, the singletrack intersects another trail you take a hard left on.
Continue on Red Snake until you hit the major dirt road. Stay on the road for about 50 feet and pick up the cow trail on your left. This trail quickly intersects the red dirt berm surrounding the usually dry pond. After proceeding about 1/3 of the way around the pond, you connect with singletrack again. Ride. Cross the fence and enter grassland. Continue South until this trail intersects a major dirt road.
At this point you have a choice of turning around or adding a few more miles by continuing on the trail immediately on the other side of the road, the Oasis Loop