Best Snowshoeing in Wyoming

Trying to find the best snowshoeing in Wyoming? Bivy has great hiking, biking, paddling, climbing, skiing, riding and more, with hand-curated trail maps, as well as detailed driving directions.

1

Wyoming, Johnson County

06 :55 hrs
11.3 mi
174.98975 ft
Moderate

Beginning at the Pole Creek Nordic Ski Area, this route follows the Muddy Creek Trail on a large loop in Bighorn National Forest. The route starts as a climb and has a steep climb at about 2 miles in. After the climb, there are rolling hills through this gorgeous and peaceful forest as it follows a dirt road.

2

Wyoming, Albany County

02 :47 hrs
1.7 mi
381.30273 ft
Hard

There are three major routes leading to Medicine Bow Peak. This one begins at the Lewis Lake Trailhead and it is the most aggressive but also the shortest route of the three. It is a relatively short and beautiful hike, but also has some the exposure and dangers of alpine mountain exploring. Thunderstorms, lightning, and even snow can occur at any time of year.

3

Wyoming, Jackson Hole

05 :44 hrs
5 mi
374.55322 ft
Expert

This route will take you past the beautiful Phelps Lake and into a portion of Death Canyon. It is an option to continue in the canyon as a multi day adventure but the route is plotted as a day hike out and back. Use necessary precaution in winter for avalanche safety and awareness.

4

Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

03 :58 hrs
2.3 mi
633.18823 ft
Hard

Located just inside the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park from Cody, Wyoming, avalanche peak rises above the timberline. The hike begins at picnic area on the west end of Eleanor Lake. You will likely encounter snow and wind at the higher elevations.

5

Wyoming, Alta

07 :23 hrs
3.8 mi
1236.1206 ft
Expert

Table Mountain is a great introduction to the Grand Teton area as well as a great way to get a good look at the west side of the Grand Teton itself. This route is fairly steep and direct so take it slow if you need to.

6

Wyoming, Sublette County

15 :57 hrs
16.4 mi
733.833 ft
Extreme

A popular introduction to the Wind River Range. There are places to camp and choose other hikes with Summit lake as your base camp, or even camp along the Green River somewhere as a shorter option. Beautiful hike along the river without much elevation gain until you leave the river for the switchbacks up to the lake.

7

Wyoming, Albany County

04 :29 hrs
10.4 mi
126.65405 ft
Expert

Not only does this trail take you past sheep lake, it is a grand tour of the lakes of the Snowy Range of the Medicine Bow Wilderness. This area is considered one of Wyoming's best kept secrets. There are options to spur off of this trail such as at mile 3.75 you may choose to go north to sand lake for a shuttle hike.

8

Wyoming, Alta

03 :06 hrs
2.3 mi
430.9104 ft
Hard

The parking area is located near Driggs, Idaho at the end of Darby Canyon Road. The route offers a waterfall, a canyon, a cave, a river, and views. The canyon is large drainage on the West slope of the Tetons. The trail is mostly used for hiking, trail running, snowshoeing, and rock climbing.

9

Wyoming, Teton County

01 :50 hrs
3.9 mi
242.22461 ft
Moderate

A well maintained trail with a loop option. Settlers believed this mountain was shaped like the back of an elephant. From the viewpoint on top of the Elephants Back, there are great views of Yellowstone Lake, Stevenson Island, and Pelican Valley.

10

Wyoming, Big Horn County

05 :51 hrs
4.2 mi
256.6438 ft
Expert

A challenging route along Hwy 14, this ski follows Road 264 up and then along the rolling hills above Shell Canyon. The views are amazing and the wildlife abundant on this out and back route. This route does require a good snow year as portions are south facing and can get a layer of crust. There is occasional snowmobile traffic.

11

Wyoming, Jackson Hole

03 :44 hrs
3 mi
426.87915 ft
Moderate

Goodwin Lake is a great, family friendly hike. The moderate incline and beautiful vistas make this a local favorite. Panoramic views of the Tetons are unmatched from the Goodwin Lake trail head. The hike starts out moderately steep and levels out for the majority of the hike. As you approach the lake the terrain will change slightly and become rocky as you travel the base of Jackson Peak. Make your way through the maze of fallen pines and micro-creeks and you will soon arrive at the breath-taking Goodwin Lake. Perfect picnic areas abound on the banks of the lake and it doesn't take much luck to catch a good size trout as the lake isn't heavily fished.Note: Consider wearing long sleeves and pants as the horse flies can be an issue.

12

Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

00 :24 hrs
0.5 mi
17.955444 ft
Easy

A very short walk with little elevation gain will get you within view of Yellowstone's Wraith Falls. The Wraith Falls pullout is on the south side of the Grand Loop road, about 5 miles southeast of Mammoth.

13

Wyoming, Teton County

01 :60 hrs
2.6 mi
20.817383 ft
Moderate

A flat and easy hike to a big lake. Many Moose have been spotted along this trail, as well as an occasional bear. It is in a bear management area and so it remains closed until July 15th.

14

Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

00 :25 hrs
0.3 mi
59.8667 ft
Easy

This route is nice because it can be done quickly and offers a variety of attraction. Great fishing for those familiar with the sport, and great opportunity to get out of the car and see a mountain lake on foot. There is also a nice trail around the lake once you're there if you want to circle around it. You will need a park fishing permit to go fishing and be sure it's open season.

15

Wyoming, Jackson Hole

04 :23 hrs
4.8 mi
286.37793 ft
Hard

Cache Creek is your do-it-all trail. A simple, yet great, out and back with a few side trail variations is a popular trail for a variety of adventure types. On the edge of the town of Jackson, it's easy to get to this trail head.

16

Wyoming, Albany County

00 :42 hrs
1.5 mi
8.739502 ft
Moderate

The Blackjack loop begins at the Tie City Trailhead and is part of a ski trail system with many other options. You will use the Alder ski trail to access the Blackjack loop portion about a half mile in.

17

Wyoming, Sublette County

03 :55 hrs
4.4 mi
99.410645 ft
Expert

Perfect day hike to see some beauty of the Wind River Range. Walk past the Green River Lakes and turn left into the Clear Creek drainage. You will notice the cascading waterfalls in the deep canyon of Clear Creek as you follow the trail heading north. Then it will take you eastward to the unique Natural Bridge.

18

Wyoming, Hoback

02 :36 hrs
6 mi
291.54883 ft
Hard

While most adventure seekers are floating the river, there are also options to explore the Snake River Mountains on foot. This route will guide you from Dog Creek down to Cabin Creek drainage and campground, with great scenery and camping spots along the way. There are also options to extend your hike in to a more difficult adventure, such as climbing Wolf Mountain Peak. This route is plotted as a point to point hike so it is advised that you have a vehicle parked at the Cabin Creek Trailhead before beginning your hike at the Dog Creek Trailhead.

19

Wyoming, Washakie County

02 :43 hrs
7.8 mi
695.7794 ft
Hard

This route follows the old Highway 16 and is a one-way route that runs down hill. Located in the beautiful Tensleep Canyon, this is a great place ski, but can get icy in the sunny spots. Difficult because seems like every one I know who has skii'd it has taken a digger.

20

Wyoming, Laramie County

01 :01 hrs
3.7 mi
121.611084 ft
Expert

This is a loop around a system of biking trails so there are many options and side trails to explore. It's mostly single track with some rock obstacles and technical sections, but with the variety, there is fun to be had for all levels. All trails are well maintained and well marked.

21

Wyoming, Albany County

01 :22 hrs
3.2 mi
101.063965 ft
Moderate

The Happy Jack Loop is part of the Pole Mountain Area, where there is a small system of trails available for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. This loop is not groomed in the winter so it's restricted to snowshoeing during winter months.

22

Wyoming, Albany County

01 :60 hrs
4.2 mi
167.08691 ft
Hard

Although this trail doesn't take you right to the summit, it will get you close to Pole Mountain and there are plenty of opportunities to explore off trail. The trail begins at the Headquarters trailhead and goes to the Lincoln Monument at the Summit Rest Area off of interstate 80. It can be done as a shuttle from either direction or an out and back as well.

23

Wyoming, Alta

03 :17 hrs
2.4 mi
457.14404 ft
Hard

Located southeast of Alta, Darby Canyon Wind Cave is an out and back hike that features a waterfall and a cave. The hike begins in the forest and leads to a high shelf overlooking a gorgeous canyon. In early season, there are a few waterfalls when looking across the canyon from the shelf. Further along the route, there is a small waterfall that is a great resting spot. This waterfall usually dries up by August, but there is a bigger & taller waterfall just out of view in another quarter of a mile. The waterfall is right near the Wind Cave. Bring a headlamp to explore the first three caverns of the cave. You will need technical gear if you decide to go deeper into the cave.

24

Wyoming, Laramie County

01 :14 hrs
2.2 mi
11.096924 ft
Easy

This trail skirts the underside of the Granite Springs Reservoir. It's easy riding but there are several road crossings so use the necessary caution. This is also a fee area.

25

Wyoming, Park County

02 :09 hrs
2.8 mi
18.861084 ft
Unknown

This trail travels through a peaceful valley of spectacular country near Yellowstone. There is a variety of things to see. The trail crosses a few bridges, a small creek and passes through a small hydrothermal area. Some things you may get to se are bison, lots of different species of birds, and grizzly bears. This is prime grizzly habitat so many restrictions apply. Be sure to check the backcountry situation report for up to date info.

26

Wyoming, Jackson Hole

03 :38 hrs
3.7 mi
166.1814 ft
Hard

This route to Grizzly Lake is not the shortest one available, but it does have parking, and doesn't involve a river crossing. It begins near the Red Hills campground and skirts across the Red Hills and over to Grizzly Lake. It is a pleasant day hike that could also be done as an over night adventure.

27

Wyoming, Sublette County

04 :49 hrs
3.7 mi
378.187 ft
Expert

The hike to Little Sandy Lake is a great introduction to the rugged Wind River Range, without having to backpack multiple days into the inside. You will see the ruins of the huge forest fire of 1988. Very early on this route you will find yourself at the junction for the Sweetwater Gap Trail, where you will turn left and head for the marshlands where the trail is faint at times but is well defined after that.

28

Wyoming, Teton County

01 :49 hrs
2.4 mi
23.453857 ft
Moderate

Lone Star Geyser is one of the few geysers in Yellowstone that erupts on a regular schedule (every 2-3 hours.) It is reached via a paved road that has very little elevation gain as it follows the Firehole River. It's important to stay well clear of thermal features and obey all posted signs.

29

Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

02 :03 hrs
4.9 mi
140.4552 ft
Hard

A great loop trail to take if you're in Mammoth and you haven't seen enough wildlife and could enjoy some exercise as well. Bear, Elk, and Moose are a common sight along the way. There is an optional trail head just northwest of the main thermal area by Liberty Cap.

30

Wyoming, Jackson Hole

01 :10 hrs
1.1 mi
100.86572 ft
Moderate

With the backdrop of the Breccia Cliffs, and reflections on the high mountain water, this hike is well worth the short climb from the road. There are a couple of options for trails that lead you to the lake, but following posted signs will direct you to the best route.

31

Wyoming, Fremont County

02 :39 hrs
3.4 mi
19.024902 ft
Hard

This is a gentle but picturesque hike through the mountains and valleys of the Absoroka Range. Many views of the grey volcanic cliffs and lodgepole forests. You'll have the option to continue on past the upper Brooks Lake into the Bear Cub Pass. Trailhead is near Brooks Lake Campground where it is an $8 fee to camp overnight.

32

Wyoming, Jackson Hole

03 :36 hrs
9.8 mi
22.57544 ft
Hard

This is an easy loop with a variety of scenery and also a variety of options and different lengths. If there is a disadvantage to this trail it is may be the noise of motorboats and boater traffic within the first half mile only. It is likely that you will venture on further than you had planned as the angle on the scenery becomes more and more enticing.

33

Wyoming, Jackson Hole

04 :53 hrs
4 mi
326.42798 ft
Hard

On the south end of the Tetons and the Jedediah Smith Wilderness, the hike to Phillips Pass is a relatively quick and easy day trip with great rewards.

34

Wyoming, Cody

04 :14 hrs
4.8 mi
180.1997 ft
Expert

This trail is a great way to see a bit of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness along with its abundant wildlife. Insect repellent is strongly recommended. The bears are especially mischievous in this area. Once you get to Granitle lake, you will have options to explore other lakes if you are camping over and have the time.

35

Wyoming, Casper

01 :10 hrs
4.1 mi
75.69531 ft
Hard

This is a loop around a system of biking trails that are also cross country ski trails in the winter. There are many options to choose from in either season, depending on current restrictions or new subdivisions being built. Most of the route shown is beginner and intermediate riding terrain but with options for more difficult sections along the way.

36

Wyoming, Meadow Lark Lake

02 :05 hrs
7.3 mi
325.5542 ft
Hard

This loop is a good variety of roads, doubletrack, and single track mountain biking in the Bighorn Mountains. The trail begins and ends at the Sitting Bull Campground.

37

Wyoming, Sublette County

03 :60 hrs
13.9 mi
512.927 ft
Moderate

Just like the title mentions, beware of possible Elk and even moose along this 13 mile loop. This ride is all double track old roads.

38

Wyoming, Sublette County

02 :41 hrs
5.2 mi
438.10254 ft
Hard

Still undiscovered by many mountain bikers, McDougal Ridge is a great trail with a variety of riding. You'll ride on an old road double track out to a meadow that once once a mining drill site. Beyond the old drill site is single track and can be hard to discern with the cattle trails around.

39

Wyoming, Lincoln County

05 :06 hrs
17.8 mi
207.29211 ft
Hard

This is a loop ride with a little bit of everything including singletrack, doubletrack, and pavement. You can avoid the hassle of traffic and roads if you ride it as a shuttle and get a ride where it meets the pavement. On the Cache Creek section it can be hiked, skied, and snowshoed if conditions permit.

40

Wyoming, Sheridan County

01 :54 hrs
3.5 mi
106.3479 ft
Hard

This trail follows the Sibley Lake Blue Creek Loop Trail as it makes a loop through the lodge pole and spruce forest just west of the lake. The route begins along Hwy 14 and is a gradual climb and then descent. Portions of the trail follow alongside Sibley Creek. This is a groomed trail and no dogs are allowed, as the trails are track set for classic skiing.

41

Wyoming, Crook County

02 :02 hrs
1.8 mi
40.34558 ft
Moderate

This trail is part of the 54 mile system that has been designated a non-motorized area. Although it may not have the spectacular views like the others in this trail system, it is perfect for cross country skiing in the winter or a nice walk in the summer. There are a couple of spurs off of this road that can be nice options, depending on which parts are being groomed at the time.

42

Wyoming, Meeteetse

03 :33 hrs
2.5 mi
177.22168 ft
Hard

Departing from Wood River Valley Sno Park, this route is a gradual uphill climb in and then an easy downhill slide on the return. The first hill is on the route is the steepest. The scenery is beautiful as the trail follows along Brown Creek. At the end of the groomed trail, there is access to backcountry skiing.

43

Wyoming, Sheridan County

02 :22 hrs
4.2 mi
102.3584 ft
Expert

This is a beautiful ski on the groomed Cutler Nordic Trails located right off of Hwy 14. This route first follows the Dog Collar Loop Trail, a gradual climb through a dense forest with rolling hills and then a fun descent. The Cutler Nordic Trails are popular, but never crowded and dogs are welcome.

44

Wyoming, Crook County

02 :15 hrs
1.9 mi
282.75024 ft
Moderate

This is a great section of the Carson Draw trail system. The trail goes from the Reuter Campground and connects up to the highway again where you can turn around and enjoy the downhill of what you just climbed of have a shuttle arranged there.

45

Wyoming, Meeteetse

05 :45 hrs
3.7 mi
143.59326 ft
Hard

Beginning at Wood River Valley Sno Park, this is a hilly trail with sections of pine trees and also open meadows. The route is a gradual climb to Aspen Ridge along Gooseberry Trail for a portion of the ski and then along the groomed route to the meadows. The scenery is amazing and there is backcountry skiing available beyond the groomed trails.

46

Wyoming, Washakie County

01 :15 hrs
2.2 mi
74.068115 ft
Expert

Beginning at the parking for Willow Park Nordic Ski Trails, this loop route is a gradual climb with amazing views of the surrounding Bighorn National Forest and then a gradual descent. As the route nears the top to begin the descent, it does get more steep. The forest is very dense along this groomed trail and wildlife viewings are highly likely.

47

Wyoming, Crook County

01 :41 hrs
4.1 mi
156.70166 ft
Moderate

This is a great trail for some exercise or to observe nature without the crowds. The trail starts out following Beaver Creek for a mile or so and then gains some elevation up onto the ridgeline which will take you back down to the day use area. Be sure to check the current fee for day use or camping.

48

Wyoming, Carbon County

02 :16 hrs
3.9 mi
123.7937 ft
Expert

Located in the beautiful Snowy Range, this trail is at a high elevation starting at over 10,000 feet in Medicine Bow National Forest. The route gradually ascends to the top of a ridge for amazing views of the surrounding area. After following the top of the ridge for a while, the route then gradually descends, going next to the serene Little Brooklyn Lake before completing the loop.

49

Wyoming, Johnson County

01 :43 hrs
3.3 mi
71.00415 ft
Moderate

Located at the Pole Creek Nordic Ski Area, this route follows the Inside Loop Trail that is a gradual 1.5 miles climb and then an almost 2 mile descent. This is a very scenic descent that is 20 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming with plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities through the forest.

50

Wyoming, Albany County

06 :12 hrs
4.4 mi
804.66846 ft
Expert

This is the highest peak in the Laramie Mountain Range. You will hike along an old access road that was used to get to the towers on top. The beginning of the trail takes you alongside Friend Creek, and eventually crosses a bridge. Then up through the steep forest to the summit. There is a fee of 5 dollars to park at the trailhead, and 10 dollars to camp overnight.

51

Wyoming, Crook County

03 :37 hrs
2.1 mi
270.23547 ft
Expert

This is a dirt road that is used in the winter as a groomed cross country ski trail. For hikers and bikers there is a trail to the west of this road called the Reuter Springs Trail.

52

Wyoming, Sheridan County

03 :53 hrs
7 mi
179.07202 ft
Hard

This trail follows the Sibley Lake Deadhorse Trail as it makes a loop alongside the lake and then through the forest. The route begins along Hwy 14 and is a gradual climb toward Black Mountain and then a gradual descent. This route also goes by the Sibley Lake Warming Hut on the south portion of the loop. No dogs are allowed, as the trails are track set for classic skiing.

53

Wyoming, Converse County

03 :50 hrs
2.9 mi
491.87842 ft
Hard

Enjoy this heavily forested trail along the Roaring Fork Creek and up to the ridge tops and the Twin Peaks of the Laramie Mountains. The road to the trailhead offers interesting scenery as well. The trail ends before reaching the summit but it can be reached by following the ridge. It might be helpful to know that the trail is open to motorcycles and ATV's, as well as mountain bike and foot traffic.

54

Wyoming, Sheridan County

01 :13 hrs
2.3 mi
47.871826 ft
Moderate

This is a gorgeous ski on the groomed Cutler Nordic Trails located right off of Hwy 14. This route first follows Fido's Fairway Trail and then connects to Mutt Meadows Loop Trail. The first portion of the route is through a thick forest with a small hip to climb and then a longer descent. The route then enters a meadow and is amazingly gorgeous and serene. The trails are popular, but never crowded.

55

Wyoming, Crook County

03 :23 hrs
8.7 mi
248.27661 ft
Hard

Explore some of the best of the Black Hills National Forest here in Dugout Gulch. This route takes you across bridges and out to a loop option at mile 2.25. At this junction you can take the loop in either direction. There are no fees or permits required for this adventure. Beware of poison ivy, ticks, and the occasional snake.

56

Wyoming, Albany County

02 :27 hrs
3.1 mi
86.80664 ft
Hard

Follow the Labonte Drainage eastward along an ATV trail until it narrows to a footpath only. Enjoy the views and the wildlife that attracted the french trapper Labonte himself.

57

Wyoming, Big Horn County

03 :60 hrs
2.4 mi
257.1648 ft
Hard

This ascent up Antelope Butte begins with a ski across open flats and then climbs through the trees. There can be a lot of snowmobile traffic on the flat. The route climbs out of the trees below Antelope Butte where there are miles of open country and thus a multitude of exploring opportunities. The views are spectacular with Cloud Peak Wilderness and Cloud Peak to the south.

58

Wyoming, Meeteetse

02 :05 hrs
1.9 mi
50.009277 ft
Moderate

This trail in Wood River Valley follows the river along what is a dirt road without snow cover. Beginning at the Sno Park Warming Hut, the route climbs to a four-bunk cabin that can be reserved. The scenery is amazing through the rolling hills covered in lodgepole pine and wildlife abounds here.

59

Wyoming, Albany County

01 :09 hrs
2.8 mi
46.940674 ft
Easy

Walk or bike this scenic loop trail and you'll see plenty of opportunities to explore and play on rock formations, etc. You can begin this trail from either the east or west Turtle Rock Trailheads. This route will start you at the west trailhead. Check for current conditions and day use fees.

60

Wyoming, Albany County

00 :41 hrs
0.5 mi
16.28418 ft
Easy

In the winter the trails from Tie City Trailhead are groomed and maintained for cross-country skiing. The Alder trail is a short one that will gain you access to a few other ski and snowshoe trails.

61

Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

03 :15 hrs
8.3 mi
139.86902 ft
Hard

Get yourself a view of Garnet Hill from every angle on this trail. Wildflowers are also common in this area. Watch for wildlife and also watch for horses since this is a common route for equestrians.

62

Wyoming, Washakie County

00 :19 hrs
0.7 mi
8.661377 ft
Easy

The Powder River Loop is a short trail located near Willow Park Campground in Bighorn National Forest. The route is basically flat with a slight rise to about midpoint and then a slight descent. This is perfect for families and beginners and is the closest route to the parking lot and smallest loop to take.

63

Wyoming, Jackson Hole

01 :21 hrs
3.5 mi
56.23169 ft
Moderate

Sitting in the shadows of the towering granite peaks, this leisure hike is a great family adventure. A flat loop around the placid lake is good for all ages and is even wheel chair accessible for the first 0.3 mile. String Lake makes for good early season hiking as its snow is some of the first to melt. Sandy beaches and picnic areas are not hard to find on this stroll around the lake.

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Wyoming, Albany County

03 :10 hrs
3.3 mi
152.93921 ft
Hard

There are several ways to do this trail in the Pole Mountain Area of Wyoming. This route is done as out and back from the Headquarters Trailhead out to the Lincoln Monument, and back. It can be done as a shuttle or with a variation around the north side of Pole Mountain to the Summit Trail. Any way you choose to look at it, this is some beautiful scenery.

65

Wyoming, Crook County

03 :23 hrs
8.7 mi
248.27661 ft
Hard

Explore some of the best of the Black Hills National Forest here in Dugout Gulch. This route takes you across bridges and out to a loop option at mile 2.25. At this junction you can take the loop in either direction. There are no fees or permits required for this adventure. Beware of poison ivy, ticks, and the occasional snake.

66

Wyoming, Cody

02 :33 hrs
2.3 mi
82.15039 ft
Easy

This route is an out-and-back from Buffalo Bill's historic lodge, Pahaska Tepee. The lodge is situated near the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park at the foot of majestic Cody Peak. In the winter, the road is closed west of the lodge. The route follows a trail between the road and the river for a segment and then uses the closed road for the remainder of the route. This is a climb out and thus a fun descent on the return.

67

Wyoming, Sheridan County

01 :13 hrs
2.3 mi
47.871826 ft
Moderate

This is a gorgeous ski on the groomed Cutler Nordic Trails located right off of Hwy 14. This route first follows Fido's Fairway Trail and then connects to Mutt Meadows Loop Trail. The first portion of the route is through a thick forest with a small hip to climb and then a longer descent. The route then enters a meadow and is amazingly gorgeous and serene. The trails are popular, but never crowded.