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Tour de Wyoming

Tour de Wyoming 2018

Afton

July 15 – 20, 2018

      Join us in celebrating 22 years of the Tour de Wyoming as we explore both the Green River Basin and Star Valley in western Wyoming. We cover 333 miles over six days.

     We kick off our ride in Afton. From there, we head south and tackle Salt River Pass, topping off at an elevation of 7,630 feet. We pop into Idaho for a few miles before re-entering Wyoming and spending the night in the community of Cokeville.  Next day we continue south before curving east through Nugget Canyon and then spending the evening in the town of Kemmerer. From Kemmerer, we head north into the Green River Basin. We pedal past Fontenelle Reservoir to spend the night in Big Piney.  The next day is a short one where we pedal north through the Basin in the shadow of the Wind River Mountains. We pass through the small town of Daniel and then turn east to spend the night in the town of Pinedale.  Day 5 is the toughest as we head west, pedaling through Hoback Canyon and then, at Hoback Junction, turning south to follow the Snake River.  We spend our final night 7 miles outside the town of Alpine at the 4H Camp, just shy of the Idaho Border.  The final day, we have a short one through Star Valley to return to Afton.

Overnight towns are still being confirmed so route changes are possible.

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Day 1: Afton to Cokeville (56 miles)Salt River Pass

We start out with a warm-up ride through Star Valley before climbing up to Salt River Pass at an elevation of 7,630 feet. Then we drop down into the northern end of Bear Valley. We pop into Idaho for a few miles before turning south and continuing on to the town of Cokeville for the night.

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Day 2: Cokeville to Kemmerer (45 miles)Fossil Butte

We head out of Cokeville and turn east to pedal through Nugget Canyon and then into the town of Kemmerer for the night.  It is a short day so take the time to first stop at Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge where there’s a short walking path to stretch the legs.  A side trip to Fossil Butte National Monument will add about 7 miles to the day but is worth it. They have a lovely visitor’s center and a number of foot paths that offer a chance to learn a bit about the geology of the area.  

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Day 3: Kemmerer to Big Piney (70 miles)Into Green River Basin

We continue north out of Kemmerer and head into the lovely Green River Basin. For the next two days we’ll have views of the Wind River Mountains to the east and the Wyoming Range to the west. On this day we pedal past Fontenelle Reservoir and then Names Hill where pioneers crossing the Oregon Trail left their mark. From there we continue north to spend the night in Big Piney.

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Day 4: Big Piney to Pinedale (37 miles)Green River Basin

We continue our adventure through the Green River Basin, getting closer to the Wind River Mountains. We’ll pass through the charming little community of Daniel and then turn east at Daniel Junction to pedal on to our destination for the evening at Pinedale. It’s a short day with plenty of time to enjoy the sights and eats in Pinedale.

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Day 5: Pinedale to Alpine (89 Miles)Hoback Junction

 

We head west from Pinedale, repeating a bit of the route from the previous day but continuing west from Daniel Junction. From there we pass through the community of Bondurant and then head into Hoback Canyon. Once at Hoback Junction we turn south and follow the Snake River to end the night in the town of Alpine. Instead of staying in town, we’ll be at the 4H Camp, 7 miles northwest of town, right at the Idaho border.

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Day 6: Alpine to Afton (34 miles)Star Valley

On our final day we wander through Star Valley, passing through the small communities of Etna and Thayne before returning to our starting point in Afton.

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