We cross private property and forest service on many rides, one trailhead is from private property. So we ask no skidding, no trail or stunts building, and no switchback cutting. We are visitors and guests and are blessed to have access. Please help us keep it that way.
The majority of these trails are fantastic. If there not fantastic, they are among other things different. The trails in the Bearlodge National Forest vary from scrub sage to aspen meadows with pine and oaks interspersed, all trails have great views.
During certain times of the year, the trails are different, depending on moisture, growth and weather. We have limited usage by trail users; however you will often find equestrians on the Sundance Trail head side. Hikers are few and far between if those present usually are in the Carson Draw trail system.
If this was a stacked loop system of trails we will venture to say that Carson Draw trails are easy trails mostly two track road and cross-country trials with a wide path, great for a group ride or talking with your friends. More difficult trails include the Edge, Ogden Creek, and Tent Canyon Ridge trail in the mix. The more advanced or very difficult trials are Sheepnose, South Fork, Ogden Ridge, and Tent Canyon trail. This is attributed to route finding, descent, narrowness, and exposures.
So to say the farther from town you get the more difficult the system gets. We have our favorites, and therefore we use them for the Bearlodge Mtn Classic. We volunteer our time to maintain what we have, and we would like to eliminate some junctions that crosses Forest Service roads. Nothing like all singletrack... Though given there is very little fire road... Sandpit and part of Ogden Creek is road... Again very limited roads... There are many deer and cattle trails, and you must be vigilant, to know where you’re going, this is a great trail system and we enjoy riding with groups and solo. It is definitely worth your while to come ride... Be prepared follow the Rules of Trail thru IMBA.
To really understand the colored overlay it would be best to understand as the higher you go in elevation the brighter the color hence orange, the lower in elevation the darker purple. Also look at the map from the Race topos on the Bearlodge Mtn Classic.
The SCGMBA would like to thank and give credit to the National Forest Service for providing the data for the map. Note that some trails are not listed on the map, they are not maintained by USFS and not in listed in the USFS inventory/
The SCGMBA does not warrant that the backroads and trails indicated in these maps are passable, nor does it claim that the maps are completely accurate. We make no indication as to whether or not the lands that occupy these trails are private or Public, and the user bears any responsibility in this regard.
Please note that mountain biking is inherently dangerous and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may encounter unexpected traffic, poor weather, low or no trail maintenance. Please use common sense and caution when using these trails.
Wyo. Stat. Ann. §§ 1-1-121 to 1-1-123
This act shall be known and may be cited as the “Recreation Safety Act”