The least densely populated state in the lower 48, Wyoming could be considered one of the few states that still resemble what was formerly “The American Frontier.” This untamed land is home to some of the most scenic areas on the continent, as well as it is home to some great motorcycle roads! I can say from personal experience: If you’re looking to make a two-wheeled escape from civilization and enjoy the unspoiled wonders of the American West, Wyoming should definitely be high on your list of states to ride! Virtually every type of motorcyclist, from continental tourer to sport and adventure riders, can plan a route that is right up their alley. Along the way you will have countless opportunities for camping, hiking, swimming, wildlife viewing, and much more.
With so much wilderness and varying terrain to explore, you might have a hard time deciding where to begin your motorcycle ride/trip in the state of Wyoming. The REVER App is free to use and makes riding a state’s best motorcycle roads as simple and browsing routes and selecting what looks best to you. Then just gas up and go! Create new routes, log your rides and share with friends all within the app. Want even more planning and tracking tools at your disposal? Upgrade your account to REVER Pro for features like turn-by-turn + voice navigation, 3D animated route exploration, weather radar + alerts, and much more. Learn about everything that REVER and REVER Pro can offer you when it comes to planning and logging your next two-wheeled adventure.
Wyoming can be a harsh and unforgiving place to find yourself on a motorcycle, so being informed and prepared makes all the difference when it comes to riding this state. Novice riders should exercise caution while riding the state’s mountain roads, as these often very technical routes require some experience and intuition to navigate safely (advanced riders - have at it). Don’t go it alone if doing any adventure riding in the state… Finding yourself injured and alone on the side of the trail in the remote wilderness will make you wish you had brought a buddy or two along for the ride. Always do some research on your intended adventure route so that you don’t get in over your head in terms of difficult terrain. Notoriously cold winters mean that you won’t be taking any motorcycle trips here from roughly mid-October through mid-April. During the remaining months however, Wyoming’s average temperatures make it a fine place for comfortably logging some scenic and fun miles on your bike. The state is generally a pretty dry place, but if riding the mountainous region during the summer you should be prepared for showers and rapid temperature swings - This means packing in some quality rain gear and utilizing a base + mid layer under your riding jacket/pant so that you can easily adapt to changing conditions. Whenever riding in a remote region, always carry plenty of water with you as well as some food. A wearable hydration system is great for achieving both of these things, and can be used to keep other items handy as well.
Wyoming motorcycle rides are a great way to appreciate the state’s greatest attractions - It’s natural features. A trip through the state would not be complete without a visit to Yellowstone National Park. Established in 1872 as the nation’s first National Park, Yellowstone NP covers an area of nearly 3,500 square miles, much of it teeming with geothermal activity caused by volcanic activity deep below the surface. Riders interested in wildlife will enjoy observing the many large mammals that can be found throughout the picturesque park including bison, bears, elk, moose and bighorn sheep just to name a few. The park is also home to hundreds of different species of birds. One of the best ways to enjoy Yellowstone is by riding “The Big Loop." An ideal choice for motorcyclists who prefer experiencing national parks from the saddle of their bike, this route takes between 4 and 7 hours to complete while giving you access to many areas and attractions within the park. Not far south of Yellowstone lies Grand Teton National Park, which contains some of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in all of North America. A prime destination for those who enjoy dramatic mountain landscapes, here you can camp, fish and hike while taking in the awesome views of the Teton Range. Clear across the state from Yellowstone and Grand Teton, in it’s northeastern corner, can be found another one of Wyoming’s famous natural attractions: Devils Tower National Monument. This nearly 1,300ft tall tower of igneous rock is of significant importance to the region’s Native American cultures and is a part of their oral traditions dating back thousands of years. If passing through the town of Cody, be sure to visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. A complex of five museums and an archival research library, this all-encompassing museum of the American West is considered one of the most remarkable museums in the entire nation. A few of Wyoming’s other noteworthy attractions include the Cheyenne Depot Museum, the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway (certainly worth putting on your list if exploring the state via motorcycle), and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
This ride out of Cody heads into Yellowstone on Dead Indian Hill Road, then follows the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River, before heading back northeast on an equally amazing road the Beartooth Highway. The last segment takes you down the 72 to Cody.
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Powder River Pass (el. 9666 ft.) is a mountain pass in the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming traversed by U.S. Highway 16. It is between the towns of Buffalo and Ten Sleep.
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Heading west out of Cody this route takes the 14 into the park past Buffalo Bill Reservoir, then past Yellowstone Lake before doing a counterclockwise loop over Mt Washburn and through Devils Den, around Bunsen Peak and back to the Canyon Village.
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This loop follows the Flaming River Gorge from just south of Dutch John then north toward Rock Springs on dirt before heading back down dirt on the return to Dutch John. This ride has scenic written all over it!
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Bridger Pass is a mountain pass in Carbon County, Wyoming on the Continental Divide near the south Great Divide Basin bifurcation point, i.e., the point at which the divide appears to split and envelop the basin. In modern times, the official route of the Continental Divide Trail uses Bridger Pass Road to Navigate the Great Divide Basin between Battle Pass on Wyoming Highway 70 to Rawlins, Wyoming. A challenge to hikers is the lack of potable water along this section due to the brackish nature (salinity) of water in the basin.
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