There are large rodeo grounds in Lander with water and corrals located adjacent to the airport and on the street to the hospital.  It is a good overnight stop for folks with horses. (Turn south at the big intersection of Hwy 789/287 – Buena Vista Drive –to the hospital. Follow it up the hill past the airport to the end.  There is a large indoor barn (private) adjacent to the rodeo grounds.) There are also public corrals at the Middle Fork Trailhead are also within 10 miles of Lander, south of Sinks Canyon State Park on State Hwy. 131. (Bruce’s camp)

All areas require certified weed-free hay. You must also have proof of Coggins testing and brand inspection/ownership. County Weed and Pest offices usually have lists of certified hay growers.  Some feed stores carry it also.  

Middle Fork of Popo Agie River Trail: This trail is located at the end of Sinks Canyon on highway 131. If riding horses you should consider taking the bypass trail, newly built, with access from the picnic area. The main trail across the bridge is heavily traveled, with narrow ledge areas that could pose difficulty with heavy traffic coming from both directions.–2

Pine Loop: This trail begins on road 368, across from Grannier Meadows (a multi-use parking and camping area on the Louis Lake Rd). Elevation is 8839 ft.–20

Limestone Mountain Loop: This trail is another access to the Pine Loop trail area described above. It is NOT for large trailers, as turning around would require quite a bit of travel on a road that is steep and narrow. You might want to pick up a free ATV map at the trailheads. Turn on Limestone Mtn Rd , about 34 miles from Lander on HW 28. Travel 2-3 miles and keep left. There is a small parking/camping area with a vault toilet. Parking may be quite limited. Rocky, so have shoes or boots.

Silas Lakes and Christina Lake Trail: This trail begins at Fiddler’s Lake on the Loop Road near Lander. Parking for horse trailers is across the road from the trailhead. It is very rocky. To Christina Lake it is about 5 miles, out and back. Take the fork to the right (there should be a sign) for Silas Lakes, which is about 7 miles.

Elk Ridge Loop: This trail is about 20 miles east of Dubois in the Bear Creek area. Turn off HW 26 on the East Fork Rd (there’s a sign for Trial Lawyer’s College). Travel to fork in the road, and turn left on Bear Creek Road. This is a loop road with two locations that have both horse corrals and a vault toilet. Camping is primitive, with the Bear Creek close by for horse water. Both areas are large enough to handle big trailers. The Elk Ridge Loop trail begins from the furthest north camp area. Terrific views, elevation climb about 1300 feet. Shoes or boots recommended. Trail “disappears” occasionally, but follow the draw and general direction; most easily followed clockwise up Button Draw, across Diamond Ridge, and down Horse Draw.