Motorized recreation in the Snowy Range should go on as usual this winter despite the Mullen Fire’s burn footprint, which covers a large swath of the snowmobile trail network in that area.
Josh Milek, a regional supervisor for the Wyoming Trails Program, said a recent trail assessment revealed that none of the trail corridors were impacted by the fire. Some trail markers were damaged, and a high wind event in September blew down a lot of trees that need clearing out, but otherwise the trails are ready to go.
“The plan is to have all the trails open,” he said.
The Wyoming Trails Program partners with public lands agencies — in this case the U.S. Forest Service — to maintain seasonal trails around the state. The Snowy Range has 180 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and 145 miles of ungroomed trails that provide access to thousands of acres of backcountry