Biking is an exhilarating and liberating activity that brings joy to people of all ages. Whether cruising along scenic trails, cruising through small towns, or tackling challenging off-road terrain, biking offers a sense of freedom and connection with the surroundings. The wind in your hair, the rhythmic pedal strokes, and the opportunity to explore new places create a unique sense of adventure. It’s a dynamic and accessible way to stay active, unwind, and embrace the sheer joy of movement.

Biking for Fun and Sport

Biking in and around the Bridger Valley can be anything from pleasant to thrilling. There are many trails to discover in the majestic Uinta Mountains and plenty of roads and space to explore surrounding the area. From the edge of the town of Fort Bridger to the edge of Lyman runs a great 5-mile bike/walking path, which splits midway at the Urie four-way to extend to Mountain View. Exploring any of the county roads will lead you near some cattle ranges, a bison ranch, or even a sheep farm. Wherever you go in any of the small towns, you will have within your view the grandiosity of the Uinta Mountains.

Within the Uinta Mountains, you’ll find lots of trails, whether gravel, groomed, or maintained for motor vehicles, bicycles, or foot traffic. Most trails are approved for bikes, but it is important to remember that many of the trails for hiking are steep and rugged. Also know that there are no bicycles allowed in the wilderness area. Watch for trail markers. No permits, fees, or registrations are required to bike on trails. From the Forest Service website:

Move off the trail for less mobile users. Always yield trail. Practice Trail Safety and Leave No Trace. Stay on national forest land or public roads. Do not trespass on private land. It is your responsibility to be sure you are on national forest land. Avoid riding during the hunting seasons, if possible. If you do ride during hunting season, consider wearing blaze orange. If you see a hunter, alert him or her of your approach.

Remember, too, some great bicycle safety guidelines:

  • Wear a helmet.
  • Don’t bike alone. Let others know your travel plans.
  • Plan your trip.
  • Carry plenty of food and water.
  • Protect yourself from the sun.
  • Stay on authorized trails.
  • Carry a small first aid kit, flashlight, compass, matches, and tire repair kit.
  • Ride to your ability.
  • If riding at night, have headlamps and reflectors.
  • Be prepared for and aware of rapidly changing weather conditions.
  • Avoid bare ridge tops, exposed places, lone trees, streams, and rocks during lightning storms.
  • Cell phone coverage will vary.

Cycling along the dirt roads just north of Lyman will lead you to the clay hills, with more trails to explore and great sights! Turtle Hill also has some adventurous trails to traverse. Wherever you choose to ride in the Bridger Valley, remember to be safe, be prepared, and enjoy this unique corner of the world.


Fort Bridger

Step back into the Old West and discover a small town with an outsized effect on the westward growth of America.

Mountain View

Dubbed the Gateway to the High Uintas, Mountain View is a great place to visit and base your explorations of Bridger Valley.


Lyman is your family destination for fun and adventure. Explore small-town America with a friendly western atmosphere.