The Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail
The Continental Divide trail, boasting nearly 600 miles of groomed trails and thousands of off-trail acres, crosses the Wind River Mountains, and passes within the shadows of the Gros Ventres, Absorakas and Tetons. Count on the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail for some of the best and most scenic high-elevation riding in the world, right in the heart of Wind River Country. With more than 40 named peaks over 13,000 feet above sea level, including Wyoming’s highest, Gannett Peak, at 13,804 feet, seven of the largest glaciers in the Rocky Mountains, and over 1,300 named lakes, the Wind River area offers incomparable wilderness like nowhere else on earth, which translates into some of the best snowmobile trails on the planet. The northern region includes Yellowstone (which covers nearly 3,500 square miles in the northwest corner of Wyoming – 3% of the park is in Montana and 1% is in Idaho), Upper Green River, Togwotee Pass (offering the best high-elevation riding in the West), and Gros Ventres (70 miles of trail, with a high likelihood of seeing wildlife like elk, moose, deer, mountain sheep, coyotes, bobcats and more). The southern region features areas around Atlantic City, Dubois (with 127 miles of scenic snowmobiling), Lander, South Pass, Christina Lake, Shoshone National Forest and Irish Canyon, with outstanding groomed trails through scenic, forested mountains and past (or over) mountain lakes. In Pinedale, also on this trail, you can ride your snowmobile directly to lodging and restaurants. Snowmobiling Jackson Hole is “must do” for many because it’s a wonderful destination where winter sports enthusiasts gather every season, located near Yellowstone National Park and an ideal spot to begin your park-based snowmobile adventures.