5.2 miles
1,407 ft
-73 ft
Avg time
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Lower Brewers Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sinks Canyon
    Lander, Wyoming
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Late Spring, Summer and Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #35821 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #36972 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    National Forrest Service

Long climb out of Sinks Canyon with some steep but ride able sections or Shuttle for a fun fast descent with minimal climbing.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Lower Brewers mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,334 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,107 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,442 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,107 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,442 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4,196 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,264 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 25, 2021
Avg: 4.6 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Lower Brewers Trail Reports

      Jul 25, 2021 @ 11:53am
      Jul 25, 2021
      Dry and hot on the way up but man does the return trip back reward you.
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 9:15am
      Jul 17, 2021
      Dec 24, 2020 @ 10:26am
      Dec 24, 2020
      All good until the steep part past the road switchback intersection.
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 10:55am
      Dec 8, 2020
      A little muddy near Fossil Hill
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 7:42pm
      Oct 25, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 40 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      • 128 rides


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      Aug 21, 2021 @ 2:56pm
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      Oct 21, 2020 @ 8:38am
      Oct 21, 2020
      22 |
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 7:45pm
      Aug 11, 2020
      18 |
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 7:45pm
      Aug 11, 2020

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      ChiefBearClaw (Jun 12, 2019 at 18:09)
       It is challenging, but not impossible by far, I recommend it to anyone who can do blue trails and think they JUST MIGHT want to try a Black.
      There were three small patches of snow, two right on the trail - one 30 yards long, the other only about 5, but easy to walk around. Snow, on June 10!
      You can park at the base of the mountain near "Bruce's Picnic Area," and then it goes like this:
      There are really four trails, the main one being Brewers.
      1.) The paved road switchback, straight up. In a low gear, steady at it, not as hard as it sounds even though the elevation gain is quite a bit. It took me 1hr3m to climb-bike up it from the parking lot by Bruce's picnic area.
      2.) Brewer trail proper. From the top parking lot you need to go down a dirt ATV road for 1/4 mile or less, the trail then zips off on the left. I only walked it on a couple up-hills with rocks that were beyond my skill set, and had a cliff next to it. Safety first! The rest I could do perfectly fine, and I bike a lot but am not an expert or competitor. Great trail, beautiful views. Don't forget to look behind you - sometimes the Wind River Range, AKA 'The Winds', is at your back with all their beauty.
      3.) Return trail part 1, "Sage Draw." Coming to it, it's a T intersection, take a L (W-bound, towards the parking lot, if you know where you are). This was only a short jog. Quickly another fork intersection appears; I don't know where the R way goes, the Left is Sage Draw, which connects you to...
      4.) Sinks Canyon Trail. Generally a two-track for an ATV or ORV, and at this point all up-hill.
      • + 0
      Scherlin (Oct 3, 2019 at 11:52)
       One inch snow at the top mile or so. Frozen ground between miles 1-3ish. Between 3-7 miles either frozen or muddy places. Good traction on 99% of the trail. In the morning it will still be frozen with great traction. Afternoon will give it chance to melt. Great trail and pretty views
      • + 0
      Bree33 (Aug 5, 2020 at 10:52)
       A gem of a trail. Kudos to the trail builders and maintainers. We went into the ride expecting a not very interesting backcountry trail full of horse poop and mainly used by hikers but found what seems to be purpose built mtb singletrack.
      This trail is great for cross country riders. The top meanders for miles with some mild climbs and occasional rock gardens and great views. As you get closer to the final descent, the trail does get a bit more climby and technical in sections and the views get even better. The trail just keeps going and going. This is an entertaining trail for expert riders and a challenging epic trail for intermediate riders IMO.

      We started at the base and climbed all the way up on the road, past the first trail crossing, to the meadow reservoir and started the trail from the very beginning. The climbing is easy but takes a while.

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