ATV Trails in Star Valley, Wyoming

ATV Trails in Star Valley, Wyoming
Star Valley, Wyoming, lies in Lincoln County. It enjoys a fairly close proximity to Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, both of which are within 100 miles. The city of Jackson is 35 miles to the north. The area's website claims that Star Valley "boasts an abundance of wildlife, outdoor recreational opportunities and spectacular scenery." With the outdoors being so readily accessible, the region has plenty of ATV trails for enthusiasts to enjoy.

Wyoming Peak Trail

The Wyoming Peak Trail is an easy, five-mile stretch, beginning at an elevation of 8,760 feet at the trailhead on Shale Creek Road. It ends at 10,400 feet, a half mile northeast of Wyoming Peak, which is part of the picturesque Wyoming Range. At the conclusion of the trail, you'll be able to enjoy the sights from the summit of Wyoming Peak. Wyoming Peak Trail is open from July to September. Riders should note that, when raining, Shale Creek Road is very muddy.

Wyoming Peak Trail
Bridger-Teton National Forest
340 North Cache Dr.
Jackson, WY 83001

Trail Fork Trail

Trail Fork Trail is a somewhat difficult, though heavily traveled, 4.5 mile trail. It begins at 7,550 feet, climbing to 9,430 feet. The entrance to the trail is in the Cottonwood Lake Campground and winds through the Salt River Range, offering outlooks of the Wyoming Range. You can also access Corral Creek Lake. Trail Fork Trail ends at the base of Corral Creek's South Fork. It is most accessible from the warmer months of July to September.

Trail Fork Trail
Cottonwood Lake Campground
Afton, WY 83126

Dry Creek Lake Trail

Only for the more experienced ATV rider, Dry Creek Lake Trail is a very difficult trail. It begins at the end of Dry Creek Road at an elevation of 8,940 feet. The trail ends four miles later at 9,550 feet at the junction with a portion of Trail Fork Trail. Dry Creek Lake Trail should be traveled from July through October. Riders should heed caution when using this trail, not only because of the level of difficulty, but because it is not heavily traveled.

Dry Creek Lake Trail
Dry Creek Road
Afton, WY 83110

Article Written By Julia Forneris

Julia Forneris has been a writer and editor since 2002. Her work has appeared in economics magazines such as "Region Focus" and on various websites. The editor of Scratch That! Editorial, Forneris holds a Master of Arts in literature from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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