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Blacktail ATV Trails

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Alt Names

Black Tail Trails, Bear Lodge Mountains, Black Hills National Forest, Bearlodge Ranger District, Taylor Divide, Hershey Creek, Deckeman Ridge, Little Creek, Sherrard Hill, Warren Peak

Last Known StatusOpen

Located in the Black Hills National Forest, this area has over 20 miles of ATV trails. The trails are generally open around mid May but may open later in the summer due to snow. Camping can be found at nearby Cook Lake which offers 32 sites, a stocked lake and around four miles of hiking and mountain bike trails.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CitySundance, WY
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From: Gillette, WY
1) Take I-90 east to exit 154
2) Turn right (north) onto US-14, continue 26 miles
3) Turn left (north) onto WY-24, continue 14 miles
4) Turn right (south-east) onto CR-209/Blacktail County Road, continue about 9 miles
5) Turn right (south) onto Forest Service Road 849, continue .25 miles
6) Staging area is on the left (east).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesWY ORV Permit
Dates OpenMay 15 - December 15
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $18.00
RV: $18.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Cook Lake Campground Fee

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBlack Hills National Forest - Bearlodge Ranger District
101 S. 21st Street
Sundance, WY 82729
(307) 283-1361
r2_blackhills_webinfo@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoWyoming Department of State Parks
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(877) 996-7275
(307) 777-6323
state.parks.parks@wyo.gov
wyotrails.state.wy.us
CommentWyoming ORV Permit Info

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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation4600 to 5500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (SW)Campbell County Memorial Hospital (307) 688-1000
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Sundance Travel Center (307) 283-1200
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Sundance Travel Center (307) 283-1200
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (E)Cook Lake Campground (307) 283-1361
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (W)Devils Tower KOA (307) 467-5395 or (800) 562-5785
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (W)Devils Tower KOA (307) 467-5395 or (800) 562-5785
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (E)Cook Lake Campground (307) 283-1361
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SE)Sundance Travel Center (307) 283-1200
Swimming Swim AreaSundance, WY
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteBlacktail Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (SW)Coulter Bay Boat Ramp (307) 756-3596
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