Pinedale, WY Biking
The lesser known but locals favorite Wind River Range sits to the south of Grand Teton National Park. This spectacular mountain range near the charming town of Pinedale, WY encompasses 2.25 million acres. It has 19 of Wyoming’s 20 highest peaks, 7 of the largest glaciers in the Rocky Mountains, over 2,300 lakes and it spans the Continental Divide. The adventure opportunities are endless. Climb one of the 40 named peaks over 13,000 feet, paddle a crystalline high alpine lake, rock climb one of the sheer granite peaks, backpack the infamous Winds, or mountain bike the Continental Divide trail. Need a bike? Rent online from Geared Up bike shop, right downtown Pinedale.
Wildlife is plentiful in Pinedale – moose, grizzlies, wolves and pronghorn are among the many species that you may see. After your adventure, visit the Wind River Brewing Company downtown Pinedale to try their fantastic in-house brews.
There are many camping options on the numerous lakes in the area. Our pick is Soda Lake, which has free camping spots perched on the lake shore, complete with fire rings and bathrooms. Pinedale is a well-kept secret to saving money, avoiding lines, traffic and hordes of tourists and still experiencing some of the best outdoor adventures Wyoming has to offer.