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Wyoming Trails Inventory - Allowed Uses

The following information summarizes the allowed recreational uses indicated by the administrative agency for trails in Wyoming. In most cases an individual trail had more than one allowed use. Although a specific use may be allowed on a trail, it does not mean that the trail is necessarily used for this activity. In some cases, although the trail is not restricted for a use, the trail may not be particularly conducive to the activity.

As shown in Table 5, the most common allowed uses for Wyoming trails were hiking with 1,096 trails (80.5 percent), horse back riding with 1,016 trails (74.7 percent), backpacking with 994 trails (73.0 percent), and cross-country skiing (ungroomed) with 935 trails (68.7 percent). The least common allowed uses for Wyoming trails were "other" uses with 17 trails (1.2 percent), cross-country skiing (groomed) with 25 trails (1.8 percent), handicap access with 31 trails (2.3 percent), and biking (paved) with 36 trails (2.6 percent). "Other" uses included a variety of recreational activities, for example rollerblading.

In terms of miles of trails, the most common allowed uses for Wyoming trails were hiking with 5,884 miles (72.0 percent), horse back riding with 5,732 miles (70.1 percent), and backpacking with 5,593 miles (68.4 percent). The least common allowed uses, in terms of miles of trails were "other" uses with 31 miles (0.4 percent), handicap accessible with 49 miles of trails (0.6 percent), biking (paved) with 60 miles of trails (0.7 percent) and cross-country skiing (groomed) with 144 miles (1.8 percent).

 

Tables 5. Allowed Uses

Use Number of Trails Percent* Miles of Trails Percent*
Hiking 1,096 80.5% 5,884.18 72.0%
Horse 1,016 74.7% 5,731.92 70.1%
Backpacking 994 73.0% 5,593.47 68.4%
XC Ski - Ungroomed 935 68.7% 4,947.25 60.5%
Running 888 65.2% 4,630.26 56.6%
Hunting Access 811 59.6% 4,161.87 50.9%
Walking 766 56.3% 4,141.18 50.7%
Bike - Unimproved 580 42.6% 3,257.37 39.8%
Snowmobile - Ungroomed 387 28.4% 2,309.75 28.3%
Snowmobile – Groomed 108 7.9% 1,532.05 18.7%
Motorbike 153 11.2% 1,052.32 12.9%
ATV 140 10.3% 1,001.02 12.2%
XC Ski – Groomed 25 1.8% 143.80 1.8%
Bike - Paved 36 2.6% 59.99 0.7%
Handicap Accessible 31 2.3% 48.88 0.6%
Other 17 1.2% 30.98 0.4%
* Sums to more than 100 percent due to multiple responses