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Horsetail Creek Trail

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DESCRIPTION
Last Known StatusClosed For Season
Trail Photo

Located near the eastern shores of Lower Slide Lake, this area has a single track trail that forms a long but scenic loop. The trail is about ten miles long but is geared for experienced riders due to steep climbs and descents and narrow switchbacks. After finishing the loop, just head about five miles east past the staging area and check out the Slate Creek and Dry Dallas Trails.

This is a very scenic area that offers panoramic views of mountains, meadows and canyons. Camping is permitted at Atherton Creek Campground which has about 30 sites, each with a picnic table, fire ring, water fountains and a boat ramp.

The riding season is short and motorized use is permitted from July though mid September. There is no fee to ride but motorcycles must display a current Wyoming ORV Permit.

For a detailed trail map see page 7.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityKelly, WY
AddressGros Ventre Road, Kelly, WY 83011
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Jackson, WY
1) Take US-189/US-191 north about 7 miles
2) Turn right (north-east) onto Gros Ventre Road, continue 8 miles
3) Turn right (east) to stay on Gros Ventre Road, continue about 7 miles
4) Staging area is on the left.
AREA TYPE
AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesWY ORV Permit
Dates OpenJuly - September 9
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
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 CountryProhibitedstay on the 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: $15.00
RV: $15.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $7.00
Atherton Creek Campground Fee

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (SW)St. John's Medical Center (307) 733-3636
Gasoline Gasoline20-30 Miles (SW)Loaf 'N Jug (307) 733-7947
Diesel Diesel20-30 Miles (SW)Loaf 'N Jug (307) 733-7947
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)Atherton Creek Campground (307) 739-5400
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (N)Grand Teton Park RV Resort (307) 733-1980 or (800) 563-6469
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Gros Ventre Campground (800) 628-9988
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Atherton Creek Campground (307) 739-5400
Convenience Store Conv Store20-30 Miles (SW)Loaf 'N Jug (307) 733-7947
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (W)Slide Lake Beach (307) 739-5400
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (W)Atherton Creek Campground Boat Ramp (307) 739-5400
Contact InfoBridger - Teton National Forest - Jackson Ranger District
25 Rosencrans Lane
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 739-5400
mailroom_r4_bridger_teton@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
wyoparks.state.wy.us
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