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Wyoming Peak

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Big mountain riding with panoramic views.


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Map Key

8.0

Miles

12.9

KM

100%

Singletrack

11,372' 3,466 m

High

8,865' 2,702 m

Low

2,507' 764 m

Up

2,505' 763 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Seasonal snow closures.

Overview

A climb and descent of the highest peak in the Wyoming Range. The ride consists of long sidecut switchbacks with high exposure, excellent grade, and high speeds in the vein of the 401 Trail in Crested Butte. Viewpoints abound the entire ride of the Wyoming Range and Grey's River Range. The summit offers an epic 360-degree panorama. Additionally, there is a rundown fire lookout at the summit.

The switchbacks are tight, and some loose, but the trail runs so long between switchbacks (at times a mile) that a respite from ripping is almost welcome. The trail is opened to motorcycles, but it doesn't seem like the trail see's a lot of these users due to technical difficulty. The summit register would suggest maybe 10-20 a year.

Need to Know

The FS road that leaves the Grey's River Rd. could be traveled by 4x4 vehicles as the clearance isn't too bad. However, the road is extremely rocky (loose) in places and seems more suitable to ATV's. Our party rode up the road and it is included in the map. With road included, the ascent is 4,000+ ft.

There is a much better (easier) access point from the Greys River Road that we discovered on our 3rd ascent/descent of Wyoming Peak in 2012. The link that I have provided documents this access point, as well as the ones that the OC documents here. I also have YouTube video of the descent (3 sections) see here: hi-adventure.com/wyoming-pe…

If a rider only wanted to do the singletrack, then this alternate access point is much easier on a vehicle. You probably wouldn't even need a 4x4.

Description

Drive South on Grey's River Rd. FS 10138 to Kinney Crk. and FS Rd. 10128. At 10128, turn left and ride or drive this Rd. for ~3.5 miles and 1500 ft. At this point, the old logging rd traverses a large cirque. About halfway across this open cirque, the trail begins and is well-marked, on the left.

From here, the trail is obvious all the way to the summit, ascending the mountainside up long switchbacks on nice grade most of the way. There are a couple steep or exposed spots you may choose to walk, and the summit ridge is rarely steep and loose where you'll have to hike-a-bike. The final quarter mile to the summit is not really a great ride up or down. The only point to take your bike to the summit is that it feels good inside!

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Shared By:

Blaine Myers with improvements by Cody Feuz

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Hike-a-bike to the summit.
Oct 16, 2015 near Afton, WY
Type 1 fun.
Oct 16, 2015 near Afton, WY
Wyoming Peak
Oct 16, 2015 near Afton, WY
Heading into a tight switchback.
Oct 16, 2015 near Afton, WY
Easy climbing up steady grade for most of the ride.
Oct 16, 2015 near Afton, WY
Downhill section on Wyoming Peak Trail.
Oct 16, 2015 near Afton, WY

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Aug 26, 2019
Tim Radford
13mi — 3h 01m
Aug 5, 2018
Susan Stringfellow
Jul 8, 2018
Dane Etter-Garrette
Great ride! Trails in great shape for location. Loose rock, soft dirt, epic views: all to be expected. 8mi
Oct 15, 2015
Josh Hattan