National Trails Day - Wyoming Trails Photo Montage

Get Inspired to Hits the Trails with these Horseback Riding Wyoming Photos

by Darley Newman

In honor of the National Trails Day, which is the first Saturday of every June, check out this photo montage from trail riding Wyoming's Shoshone National Forest and Bridger Teton National Forest and get ready to ride.

Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming

This was my favorite view during our horse trek into the Bridger-Tetons, which we filmed for the Equitrekking Wyoming episode. We rode around a corner and there it was, a beautiful stream-lined meadow backed by tree covered mountains.

Bridger Teton National Forest

With over 3.4 million acres, an area about the size of the state of Connecticut, one of the best ways to conquer the vast Bridger-Teton National Forest is on a pack trip.

Bridger Teton horse riding

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is named after famous mountain man, trapper and explorer Jim Bridger, an imposing man whose stories of the natural wonders of the West were taken back East to skeptical audiences. 

Bridger Teton trails

We rode through one valley that looked up to a large canyon in the distance. The valley had the remnants of a cabin left over from the original homesteaders who may have picked this spot for, among other things, its stellar views.

Bridger Teton horse riding

Information on horse riding in the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming

The Shoshone National Forest is named for the Shoshone Indians who once used the area as a hunting ground. Other tribes, such as the Nez Perce, Northern Cheyenne, Sioux and Arapahoe also hunted and traveled here. The forest is vast, encompassing almost two and a half million acres with elevations ranging from 4600 feet to over 13,000. 

Shoshone National Forest

We crossed the North Fork of the Shoshone River, where there are ample opportunities to go fly fishing, and let your horse cool off on a long ride.

North Fork of the Shoshone River

Can you see us in the below photo? Our cameraman was far away, as we climbed through rocky terrain to take in the views. Those afraid of riding on narrow trails that drop off into deep canyons may not appreciate this ride.

Shoshone National forest

The presence of peoples and adventurers that traveled through these parts, such as John Colter, a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and Jim Bridger, a mountain man and trapper abounds. 

Shoshone National Forest trails

Learn more about horse trails in the Shoshone National Forest.

Learn more about trail riding vacations and ranches that offer horseback riding in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide.