5.3 miles
1,146 ft
-833 ft
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Slick Rock Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    , Wyoming
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    all year if no snow cover
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #43562 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

These extraordinary sandstone outcrops (Mesaverde formation) define the perimeter of Oregon Basin. There are an unlimited number of ways to ride these outcrops ranging from strong intermediate to cliff hucking that is yet to be fully explored, all within a few feet of each other. You can blaze through this trail in an hour, or spend all day on its many permutations. The quality of the slickrock here is as good as you'll find anywhere, and it even has trees.Ride the lollipop counterclockwise.

Access Info

Getting there: Head East out of Cody on highway 14-16-20. From Taco John's, basically the last business on your right as you leave town, travel 5.8 miles to Bluebird Lane on your right. Proceed to the cattle guard and park there.

Ride up the two track into the canyon you see in front of you. At the mouth of the canyon the two track turns into singletrack. Climb the singletrack until you reconnect with the two track under the power lines.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Slick Rock mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    313 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,200 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,522 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,200 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,513 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    922 ft
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Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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      Slick Rock Trail Reports

      Oct 29, 2022 @ 3:10pm
      Oct 29, 2022
      Fun, less wind, but so hard to follow - the stripes have washed away
      May 23, 2022 @ 9:14am
      May 23, 2022
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 9:06am
      Apr 16, 2022
      reporter Snowed on 4/15 about 5 inches. It is going to take time to dry. Not currently ridable.
      Aug 8, 2021 @ 7:13am
      Aug 8, 2021
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 6:40am
      Jun 19, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      • 64 rides
      • Last: Oct 29, 2022


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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Oldfarmer (Jan 15, 2021 at 18:46)
      Amazing to ride in NW Wyoming in Jan. Would do again except reverse direction. Low sun angle in winter, better to ride upper slick rock section heading east. Currently, wire is low enough to step over gate. Also a good place to get out of the famous NW wind in Cody.
      • + 1
      abighoohaw (Apr 10, 2019 at 19:33)
      this trail is a blast. It is pretty technical with a ton of variation/possible lines. I recommend making this ride when you are fresh and rested. You need to be on top of your game to really enjoy it.
      My vehicle marked Bluebird road being right at 5 miles from Taco Johns. This is not much of a road as it is a bumpy pasture path. Park at the cattle guard. ride the two track toward the little canyon straight ahead. The two track goes up the right side of the canyon, you can follow this or go to your left at the beginning of the canyon and ride the trail up. I recommend taking the two track up and the single track back down. once you reach the top of the hill there is a gate. go through the gate (make sure you close it). now you can ride the two track down or take one of the various single tracks off (these are all very precarious). At the bottom of the hill stay on the two track that parallels the bottom of the hill. If you find yourself out in the flat bottom just turn around and look for the trail. On my next trip I will build some cairns to mark the trails. I took this route to the end of the slick rock and then road the two track back around to the steep climb back up to the gate. At the gate you will see where the single track comes up out of the canyon, jump on this and rip back down to the cattle guard.
      • + 1
      nadacaring BHT (Jan 30, 2018 at 6:15)
      We rode this trail multiple times in 2013. Following the easiest line makes this ride an intermediate ride overall. There are one or two very short steep climbs on the two track access roads. So many options it's mind boggling. Tests your route finding skills. Super good, very fun, savory riding, must do. Plan a trip to Yellowstone and bring your bikes!


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