Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail
The 9th most popular snowmobile trail in Wyoming.
Sunday 31 July 2016 04:10 GMT
A popular section for snowmobiling on the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail (CDST) runs 270 miles from Lander in the southeast to West Yellowstone in the northwest while generally paralleling the Continental Divide. The South Pass Parking Area southwest of Lander provides access to 75 miles of trails through forested mountains. The main trail system runs north on the westside of the Wind River Range to Togwotee Pass. South Pass is located 43 miles southwest of Lander on SR28. The trail between Lander and Pinedale is extremely varied. Lander permits snowmobiling on city streets. Expect high mountains with scenic views. Dense forest trails with snow-covered trees take riders from one huge open play area to another with six to eight foot snow depths. The trail from Irish Canyon Trailhead to Pinedale (30 miles) is in a highway right-of-way. Note that low snow can be expected from Boulder to Pinedale. There is no fuel for the 90 miles from Lander to Boulder. From Pinedale north to the Upper Green River Trailhead, the CDST follows a highway right of way for 30 miles. Surrounding Pinedale, there is a 130 mile trail system. North from Pinedale, the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail runs to the Dubois area which has another 150 mile trail system.
A - Roaring Fork Trail - 2.5 Miles
B - Christina Lake Trail - 9.5 Miles
CD - Continental Divide Trail - 26 Miles
CDA - Atlantic City Trail - 11 Miles
E - Willow Creek Trail - 8 Miles
F - Slate Creek Cutoff - 2 Miles
G - Pine Creek Cutoff - 5.5 Miles
H - Maxon Basin Loop - 9 Miles
Note: the State of Wyoming requires residents and non-residents to display an annual Wyoming snowmobile registration decal. The annual fee revenues are used by the Snowmobile Trails Fund for trail grooming and maintenance. Decals may be purchased by calling (877) 996-7275.
Overall, Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail is the 9th most popular snowmobile trail of all 16 snowmobiling rides in Wyoming.