Trains & Tracks

Bridger Valley Historic Byway



The Byway area was, for a century, a crossroads for the California/Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, the Pony Express Route, the Transcontinental Railroad and the Lincoln Highway. Incorporating the towns of Fort Bridger, Urie, Mountain View and Lyman, which were bypassed when Interstate 80 was built, Bridger Valley Historic Byway is an approximately 20 mile loop showcasing some of Wyoming's most treasured historical sites. The route runs from I-80 Exit 34 and rejoins the interstate at Exit 48.

Cheyenne, WY


Visit Cheyenne, the Convention & Visitors Bureau
One Depot Square, 121 W. 15th St., Suite 202
82001 Cheyenne, WY

Live the Legend of Cheyenne
Like many western towns, Cheyenne sprang up in the path of the transcontinental railroad in 1867 as it crossed the great plains.  Nicknamed “Hell on Wheels," the rowdy town of railroad workers and soldiers from nearby Fort D.A. Russell was teeming with numerous saloons and burlesque theaters.

Denver, CO


VISIT DENVER, The Convention and Visitors Bureau
1555 California St., Suite 300
80202 Denver, CO

Denver, Colorado: Where urban adventure meets outdoor recreation!

George S. Mickelson Trail


George S. Mickelson Trail
11361 Nevada Gulch Road
57754 Lead, SD

The premier trail within South Dakota’s state park system, this 109-mile jewel stretches the length of the Black Hills. It follows an abandoned railroad bed, and climbs gently into jagged cliffs and pine forests. The Mickelson Trail has a crushed limestone surface and wide path. It tops out at 6,100 feet but rarely exceeds a 4-percent grade (making it perfect for leisure riders). Trestle bridges and railroad tunnels add to the trail’s charm. You can start your adventure at any of 14 trailheads. There is a small user fee.

Maah Daah Hey Trail


Maah Daah Hey Trail ND

The Maah Daah Hey Trail is a 140-mile non-motorized single track through the Badlands of North Dakota. It is recognized as one of the top mountain biking trails in the US, and has been designated as an IMBA EPIC Ride. The trail runs from Sully Creek State Recreation Area campground in Billings County, south of Medora, to the USFS CCC campground 16 miles south of Watford City. Four fenced campgrounds are accessible by gravel surfaced roads. The camps include camping spurs, potable water, hitching rails, picnic tables, fire rings and accessible toilets.

Rapid City, SD


Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Address 444 Mount Rushmore Road N
57701 Rapid City, SD

Do Big Things in Rapid City, South Dakota
In Rapid City we Do Big Things. Surrounded by bucket list-worthy experiences, Rapid City is at the heart of one of the nation's most popular touring regions. From Native American culture and western history to the majestic National Parks and Monuments, you will find a wealth of opportunity in the Black Hills.

St. Joe River Scenic Byway



Your journey begins at the town of St. Maries where tug boats still ply the water. East you travel along the shadowy St. Joe River so named for the towering Cottonwoods which adorn the shore lines. Among these trees are bald eagles and osprey, which use the trees as nesting sites and perches where they launch themselves to pick up dinner from the feast provided by "The Joe." As you travel the first half of the byway the river is deep and still with picturesque mountain landscapes that are captured on the watery canvas.