5 miles
Distance
1,146 ft
Climb
-833 ft
Descent
00:59:29
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Slick Rock Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Slick Rock Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cody
    , Wyoming
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    all year if no snow cover
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #8920 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

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
More Stats for Slick Rock mountain bike 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
    1.111%
  • Grade max
    -39.255%
  • Grade min
    26.86%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    922 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:29
  • Avg reverse time
    01:07:39
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Status:
on Mar 7, 2020
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Slick Rock Trail Reports

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      Mar 7, 2020 @ 8:06pm
      Mar 7, 2020
      reporter
      Mar 7, 2020 @ 8:05pm
      Mar 7, 2020
      reporter Can't even get in there yet. The road in is a mess higher up.. Still some drifts have to melt out.
      Jan 26, 2020 @ 11:05am
      Jan 26, 2020
      reporter There are a few wet spots, but still rideable.
      May 12, 2019 @ 6:24am
      May 12, 2019
      reporter Good to go for 2019 season. Watch for rain events.
      Mar 23, 2019 @ 9:22am
      Mar 23, 2019
      Almost no mud. Dirt is pretty soft, snow is 99% gone. Approach trail is dry.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
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      • 23 rides
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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.
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