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Red Lake Motorized Recreation Area

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Carter Mountain, Black Hills, Sulphur Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

This offroad area offers about 3,000 acres of desert trails, play areas, sand washes, steep and challenging hill climbs and miles of unmaintained 4x4 trails. The main staging area has plenty of room for large trailers but there are no services so bring your own supplies.

The area is open daily year-round and all vehicle types are permitted. There is no fee charged to park or ride but all off-road vehicles must display a current Wyoming OHV Sticker.

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Permit RequiredYesWY ORV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoAll non-residents must purchase a Wyoming ORV permit.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip Flags
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingPermitted
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails, Gravel Pit
LandBLM, Private, State Trust Land




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityCody, WY
AddressSkyline Drive, Cody, WY 82414
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Cody, WY
1) Take Skyline Drive West about 2 miles
2) Staging area is on the left (east).


Contact InfoWyoming Department of State Parks
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6323
CommentWyoming ORV Permit Info


Red Lake Trail Photo

Red Lake Motorized Recreation Area Trail

Photo Submitted 10/31/2016 (Thanks!)

Red Lake Trail Photo

A Suzuki and Another 4-Stroke Motocross Bike with Helmets Propped on a Scenic Hilltop

Photo Submitted 5/12/2019 (Thanks!)

Red Lake Trail Photo

A Rider's View Atop a Suzuki RM450 Looking Down Over A Large Basin of Trails

Photo Submitted 5/12/2019 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size3,000 acres (5 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail60
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation5150 to 5400 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis trail has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has some sand or gravel pits.Some
Single TrackThis BLM land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis BLM land has some roads.Some
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
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


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NW)Mobil (307) 587-9331
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NW)Mobil (307) 587-9331
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NE)Cody KOA (800) 562-8507
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NE)Cody KOA (800) 562-8507
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NE)Cody KOA (800) 562-8507
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (W)North Shore Bay Campground (307) 527-6274
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NW)Mobil (307) 587-9331
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