Dry Fork Ridge For Mountain Biking
The 14th most popular mountain bike trail in Wyoming.
Thursday 21 July 2016 04:37 GMT
West of Sheridan and southwest of Ranchester in the Bighorn National Forest, the Dry Fork Ridge area has 6 miles of mountain biking routes at altitudes above 7,500. The trail begins on Freezeout Road #528 from Fool Creek Ridge to Dry Fork Ridge sign. The trail ends at Road Closed sign.
Directions from Sheridan: Take Interstate 90 west to Ranchester. Head west on US14 to Burgess Junction. Turn right on FDR 15/ Burgess Road. Follow FR 167/Freeze Out Rd north to FR 149. Take a left onto this 4WD road. Good ground clearance a must for this road. Large vehicles with campers will have a hard time getting between trees and around sharp turns. Tralhead is at the end of the road. The trail ends at FR 113 southwest of Wyola.
The Dry Fork Ridge Road starts up a steep hill to the ridge top, and then along the ridge itself. It crosses open parks and passes through timber patches of lodge pole and lumber pine, and later spruce and fir. The parks are grass and broad leafed plants, or sagebrush and grass. From Riley Point one can see most of the Little Horn drainage. The steepest climb is in the first mile from Fool Creek Ridge. Difficult trail. Good ground clearance a must. Trail is impassible when wet. Large vehicles with campers will have a hard time getting between trees and around sharp turns.
Overall, Dry Fork Ridge is the 14th most popular mountain bike trail of all 19 mountain biking rides in Wyoming.