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Shoshone

National Forest - Wyoming

Shoshone National Forest is one of the first nationally protected land areas anywhere. Native Americans have lived in the region for at least 10,000 years, and when the region was first explored by European adventurers, forestlands were occupied by several different tribes. Never heavily settled or exploited, the forest has retained most of its wildness. The Oregon Trail, the 19th century covered wagon route, passes just south of the forest, where broad and gentle South Pass allowed the migrants to bypass the rugged mountains to the north. The forest is home to the Grizzly bear, cougar, moose, tens of thousands of elk as well as the largest herd of bighorn sheep in the U.S. The streams in the forest are considered to have some of the best game species fishing opportunities in the U.S. including Yellowstone cutthroat trout. More than 1,300 miles of hiking trails, 32 campgrounds and adjacent forests and parklands provide numerous recreational opportunities. There are four wilderness areas within the forest, protecting more than half of the managed land area from development. From sagebrush plains through dense spruce and fir forest to craggy mountain peaks, Shoshone National Forest has a rich biodiversity rarely matched in any protected area.

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Map of Shoshone North Off-Road Vehicle Trails (ORV) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails (WYSP).Shoshone - North - ORV Trails 2022

Map of Shoshone North Off-Road Vehicle Trails (ORV) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails (WYSP).

Map of Shoshone South Off-Road Vehicle Trails (ORV) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails (WYSP).Shoshone - South - ORV Trails 2022

Map of Shoshone South Off-Road Vehicle Trails (ORV) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails (WYSP).

Map of Shoshone South Dubois area Off-Road Vehicle Trails (ORV) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails (WYSP).Shoshone - South - Dubois - ORV Trails 2022

Map of Shoshone South Dubois area Off-Road Vehicle Trails (ORV) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails (WYSP).

Map of Shoshone South Lander area Off-Road Vehicle Trails (ORV) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails (WYSP).Shoshone - South - Lander - ORV Trails 2022

Map of Shoshone South Lander area Off-Road Vehicle Trails (ORV) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails (WYSP).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the North Zone (side 1) of Shoshone National Forest (NF) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Shoshone MVUM - North - 1 2022

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the North Zone (side 1) of Shoshone National Forest (NF) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the North Zone (side 2) of Shoshone National Forest (NF) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Shoshone MVUM - North - 2 2022

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the North Zone (side 2) of Shoshone National Forest (NF) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the South Zone (side 1) of Shoshone National Forest (NF) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Shoshone MVUM - South - 1 2022

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the South Zone (side 1) of Shoshone National Forest (NF) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the South Zone (side 2) of Shoshone National Forest (NF) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Shoshone MVUM - South - 2 2022

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the South Zone (side 2) of Shoshone National Forest (NF) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Visitor Map of Sunshine Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD).Sunshine - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Sunshine Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD).

Map of the Snowmobile Trails in the Continental Divide Region in Wyoming. The region follows the Wind River Range and includes trail systems to the North: Yellowstone, Togwotee Pass, Dubois, Upper Green River and Gros Ventre areas; and to the South: Lander to Irish Canyon areas. Published by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails (WYSP).Continental Divide - Snowmobile Trails 2022

Map of the Snowmobile Trails in the Continental Divide Region in Wyoming. The region follows the Wind River Range and includes trail systems to the North: Yellowstone, Togwotee Pass, Dubois, Upper Green River and Gros Ventre areas; and to the South: Lander to Irish Canyon areas. Published by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails (WYSP).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the norhtern area of Pinedale Ranger District in Bridger-Teton National Forest (NF) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Bridger-Teton MVUM - Pinedale North 2021

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the norhtern area of Pinedale Ranger District in Bridger-Teton National Forest (NF) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the southern area of Pinedale Ranger District in Bridger-Teton National Forest (NF) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Bridger-Teton MVUM - Pinedale South 2021

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the southern area of Pinedale Ranger District in Bridger-Teton National Forest (NF) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Map of Seasonal and Year-Round BLM Public Land User Limitations in the BLM Cody Field Office area in Wyoming. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Wyoming Public Land - Cody

Map of Seasonal and Year-Round BLM Public Land User Limitations in the BLM Cody Field Office area in Wyoming. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Pryor Mountains in Custer Gallatin National Forest (NF) in Montana. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Custer Gallatin MVUM - Pryor Mountains 2022

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Pryor Mountains in Custer Gallatin National Forest (NF) in Montana. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Beartooth Front South in Custer Gallatin National Forest (NF) in Montana. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Custer Gallatin MVUM - Beartooth - Front South 2022

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Beartooth Front South in Custer Gallatin National Forest (NF) in Montana. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Absaroka-Beartooh East in Custer Gallatin National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Custer Gallatin MVUM - Absaroka-Beartooth East 2020

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Absaroka-Beartooh East in Custer Gallatin National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Shoshone NF https://www.fs.usda.gov/shoshone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoshone_National_Forest Shoshone National Forest is one of the first nationally protected land areas anywhere. Native Americans have lived in the region for at least 10,000 years, and when the region was first explored by European adventurers, forestlands were occupied by several different tribes. Never heavily settled or exploited, the forest has retained most of its wildness. The Oregon Trail, the 19th century covered wagon route, passes just south of the forest, where broad and gentle South Pass allowed the migrants to bypass the rugged mountains to the north. The forest is home to the Grizzly bear, cougar, moose, tens of thousands of elk as well as the largest herd of bighorn sheep in the U.S. The streams in the forest are considered to have some of the best game species fishing opportunities in the U.S. including Yellowstone cutthroat trout. More than 1,300 miles of hiking trails, 32 campgrounds and adjacent forests and parklands provide numerous recreational opportunities. There are four wilderness areas within the forest, protecting more than half of the managed land area from development. From sagebrush plains through dense spruce and fir forest to craggy mountain peaks, Shoshone National Forest has a rich biodiversity rarely matched in any protected area.

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