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Old 02-08-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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Wyoming Bridger Nat Forest Greys River Rd advice

I'm planning a big dual sport loop this fall and am looking for some local intel. I want to get from Diamondville/Kemmerer up to Alpine through the Bridger National Forest preferably on gravel forest service roads. Loaded KLR/GS type roads. I've attached a route that looks good from here but someone there may tell me I'm nuts. That's OK Big picture I want to get from down near Lonetree up to Teton area and this is the biggest stretch.

thanks for any and all advice!
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edit: seems I can't attach the gpx here. hmmm... I'm wondering about Greys River Road up to Alpine. Yep just checked and gpx is now only allowed in the gps forum.

edit again: I cross posted this over in the gps forum with the file attached
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:07 AM   #2
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I don't see the attached route
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:28 AM   #3
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I don't see the attached route
Coming soon. Seems attachments are disabled. I thought it was only photos. I will upload it somewhere and link to it.
Here's a screenshot in the meantime.


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Old 02-08-2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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I did a snowmobile trip thru there a few winters ago. Would be a good ride on a bike I believe.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #5
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I did a snowmobile trip thru there a few winters ago. Would be a good ride on a bike I believe.
Any idea if this is gravel?

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Old 02-08-2012, 12:27 PM   #6
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It's a good gravel road about 90 miles long. You'll probably want to get gas in LaBarge before you start out. We camped just north of town on the east side of the river on suggestion from the locals at the only bar.

No liquor store in town but you can buy beer at the bar. This is not the bar. Location, location, location.

Looks like a lot of nice fishing both along the LaBarge River and the Greys River. This was the only wet spot on the road so of course we had to play in the puddle.

Beautiful scenery along the route.

You'll enjoy this route. I also have a good route up from Rock Springs if you're interested. It goes through a wild horse area and onto the Blue Rim. Notice the wild motorcyclists in the background Have fun.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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Greys

If you like to fish, bring a stick and some terrestials for the Greys River. Fish aren't too big, but some beautiful water. You won't be alone on weekends, lot's of local and regional folks use the area.
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Thanks for the intel! Just what I was looking for. Can't wait to see it all in person.

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I rode it a few years ago. Nice graded forest roads for the most part. Few spots towards the middle, close to the summit it is less smooth. If I remember right, there is a summit with three watersheds. Columbia, Colorado, and Mississippi rivers. Beauiful ride. Fish if you have time.
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That will be a gorgeous trip. I haven't ridden it on a motorcycle yet, but I've been around those mountains a bit. I'll have to put that on my motorcycle to-do list.
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You'll like it!

I'm planning on a back road trip this Summer. Casper to Jackson. Going through the grey area from Pinedale over McDoogle pass (probable spelled wrong). Your ride should be awesome. They have been getting a lot of snow. Probably can't get through there till June is my guess.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:38 AM   #12
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Thanks guys. How are you connecting to the southern end of the road? Coming in from LeBarge Creek Road off 189? Further south on 189 opposite 372/28 the Emigrant Trail heads west then north and meets the Lebarge Creek Rd. Anybody ever ridden it?

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This is the route we took from Rock Springs to La barge. If it's wet do not attempt as it is clay and will be very slimey. This route goes through the wild horse area.



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Thanks Graywolf. If you go right on across 189 the Emigrant Trail continues west northwest to Greys River Road. I'm guessing it's probably like the section you rode above Rock Springs.

I'm trying to shorten Docking Pilot's Forever West route to a week instead of two and I appreciate the help. We are looking at Sept 9-16 to hit it.

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Thanks Graywolf. If you go right on across 189 the Emigrant Trail continues west northwest to Greys River Road. I'm guessing it's probably like the section you rode above Rock Springs.

I'm trying to shorten Docking Pilot's Forever West route to a week instead of two and I appreciate the help. We are looking at Sept 9-16 to hit it.

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The La Barge River Road turns into the Immigrant Trail that then turns into the Greays River Road. Just before the top Smith's Fork Road comes in from the west. Where does your route come in from the south beffore you hit La barge?
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