Wyoming - Top Bike Climbs

#1
Alternate Route 14
USA, WY
#2
Granite Pass
USA, WY
#3
Hwy 14 East
USA, WY
#4
Powder River Pass West
USA, WY
#5
Teton Pass East
USA, WY
#6
Beartooth Pass South
USA, WY
#7
Old Pass Road
USA, WY
#8
Snowy Range Pass East
USA, WY
#9
Casper Mountain
USA, WY
#10
Sinks Canyon
USA, WY

Climb List: Wyoming
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Cycling Wyoming

Wyoming's Top Bike Climbs - NPS sign for Yellowstone National Park

Wyoming is an amazing place to climb mountains by bike.  Home to rich western history, wide open plains, and unobstructed views from high elevation, you will never regret traveling to Wyoming for a cycling adventure.

HARDEST BIKE CLIMB IN WYOMING

ALTERNATE ROUTE 14

Wyoming's Top Bike Climbs - Alternate Route 14, sign for 10% grade

Cycling Alternate Route 14, Wyoming.  

Ride by bike into the Bighorn Mountains as they rise from the Great Plains.

Cycling Wyoming's Top Bike Climbs - Cycling Alternate Route 14, Wyoming - photo collage, road sign showing "locations of safety" ahead, views along roadway climbing up Alternate Route 14 over the plains, PJAMM Cycling logo in corner

The bike climb up Alternate Route 14 is thirteen miles.

Wyoming's Top Bike Climbs - Cycling Alternate Route 14, Wyoming - informational sign for Original Dayton-Kane Highway, US 14A

Cycling Wyoming's Top Climbs - Cycling Alternate Route 14, Wyoming - cyclist stands next to large informational sign which warns to "study sign carefully for locations of safety areas"

THE HIGHEST BIKE CLIMB IN WYOMING

BEARTOOTH PASS SOUTH

Cycling  Bear Tooth Pass North - road and roadway cuts into the mountains

Cycling Beartooth Pass South, Wyoming.

Ride 21.5 miles gaining 4,329’ to elevation 10,947’.

Beartooth Path South - photo collage, bike parked next to sign for Grizzly Bear Country, cyclists riding in snowy landscape,  PJAMM Cycling logo in corner

Just 70 miles from the northern entrance to Yellowstone, this is a must-do for anyone near the northern section of Yellowstone.  Together with Beartooth Pass North (Montana), this is one of the most epic and scenic out-and-backs in the US.

THE LONGEST BIKE CLIMB IN WYOMING

POWDER RIVER PASS WEST

Cycling Wyoming's Top Climbs - Powder River Pass West, photo collage, gorgeous rock formations, cyclist riding on stretch of road surrounded by canyon lands, cyclist standing with bike in front of sign for Powder River Pass, Elevation 9666'

Cycling Powder River.

Ride 24.8 miles gaining 5,258’ at 3.8% average grade.

This climb, which starts a few miles east of Ten Sleep on Highway 16, is a long climb at just under 25 miles, but never too steep.  After several miles, we enter the Bighorn National Forest where the scenery is amazing.  Views include high rocky cliffs (similar to Cedar Canyon in Utah), beautiful pine trees, and flowing rivers along Highway 16.

THE OLDEST NATIONAL PARK IN THE US

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Cycling Wyoming's Top Climbs - NPS Sign for Yellowstone National Park

The US’ first national park,  established 1872.

Cycling Wyoming's Top Climbs - Yellowstone National Park, photo collage, NPS Sign for Yellowstone National Park, cyclist standing in front of sign for Continental Divide, buffalo grazing in field, PJAMM Cycling logo in corner

Fun Facts about Yellowstone National Park:

  1. Considered the first national park in the world, created March 1, 1872 by President Ulysees S. Grant.  There was not another national park founded until Sequoia National Park (on September 25, 1890), and then Yosemite National Park (on October 1, 1890).

  1. Yellowostone is the nation’s eighth largest national park, at 2,221,766 acres (3,500 square miles).  Wrangell-St Elias National Park, in Alaska, is the country's largest national park at 13,200,000 acres.  
  2. Yellowstone spans three states: 96% in Wyoming, 3% in Montana, and 1% Idaho.
  3. This park is larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.  
  4. Visitors to the park should be aware of a problem for motorists:  4,500,000 visitors per year.  This is not a problem for us, though.  As with other extremely crowded tourist attractions (Yosemite, Road to Hana, etc.) if you are on a bike, you are not “stuck” in traffic and can stop wherever you please.  We appreciate that there is some greater danger in traveling the park on a bike, but in our opinion, the danger is small and the benefit great.