Shortly after Yellowstone Park closes to oversnow traffic (March 15th) to the 3rd Thursday in April, some of the roads open for “Cycle-Only Days”. Bikes (no public vehicles) are allowed on roads (fee free admission) from the West Yellowstone entrance to Mammoth as conditions allow. Don’t miss the annual Old Faithful Cycle Tour in September.
Outside the Park, a 64-mile loop called “the block” is a popular ride. The TransAmerica Trail goes right through West Yellowstone. The Rendezvous Ski Trails provide the most popular and easy access for mountain biking. The Riverside Trail is also accessible from town with a relatively flat trail and offers a great picnic spot perfect for families. Tepee Creek to Red Canyon, Coffin Lake, Lion’s Head and Mile Creek are all rides that are located on US Forest Service land, challenging both aerobically and technically.