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Whether you are new to mountain biking or a true gearhead, it’s no secret that Sweetwater County is home to some of the nation’s most sought-after bike trails, especially for mountain bikers.
Southwest Wyoming offers the ideal combination of wide-open spaces, abundant public lands and knack for adventure, making it a top destination for endless fun on two wheels. Just don’t be surprised if you encounter as much wildlife as you do other bikers.
Here are the best places to mountain bike in Rock Springs and Green River:
Beginning bikers will love the Mustang Loop Trail, the newest bike trail in Sweetwater County. This multi-use path stretches three miles long and is easy to access, located just west of Western Wyoming Community College along Gateway Boulevard.
The trail was completed in the fall of 2021 and is open for community use. Hikers, bikers and in wintertime cross-country skiers are welcome. Make sure to plan a return visit, as even more developments are coming, such as teeter-totters, rails and more skill items for mountain bikers. For more information visit TrailsSWTA Facebook page.
Accessed on the southeastern side of Green River, the Wilkins Peak Trail System is extensive enough to warrant multiple days of mountain biking. Adored by locals and voted "#1 Best Mountain Bike Trail in Wyoming" and the "The Most Popular Mountain Bike Trail in Wyoming" for two years in a row by Singletracks.com, this trail system is very well maintained and boasts magnificent views of the area’s unique landscape that experts and novices alike can enjoy.
Warm up your legs on the lower elevation and easier trails along the Green River, like Lower Tide inside FMC Park or heading out on 10 Ring and looping back on Surfing. Then, get your heart racing on the labyrinth of singletrack trails on the peak’s western face, such as Brent and Mikes and Quick Draw. For technical biking, hit up the aptly-named 4.5-mile Pick Your Poison.
The Sweetwater Mountain Biking Association offers frequent trail reports in the area on their Facebook page.