The Snowy Range of Wyoming is one of the best snowmobiling destinations in the country. Explore 200 miles of groomed trails and 120 miles of marked and ungroomed trails through the forested glens and rolling meadows of the Snowy Range from a snowmobile. The Laramie area boasts some of the most consistent and fluffy powder in the American West, receiving over 300 inches of snow per year, and a snowmobile is the perfect way to get acquainted with this vast playground.

The Snowy Range Mountains get over 300 inches of snow every year! There’s plenty of country to explore in the magic alpine zone between 7,000 and 11,000 feet. Temperatures can range from 30F degrees to -30F degrees, so bring appropriate layers, mittens, and face shields.

With marked groomed and ungroomed trails, the area around Laramie offers an incredible variety of snowmobile terrain. Beginners will find gentle hills suitable for a first ride, while more experienced riders can enjoy steep slopes.

Whatever your experience level, a snowmobile can take you far away from the crowds and transport you to the solitude of the high open plains and mountains in deepest winter. Enjoy grand mountain vistas, dense forests, and the wide open sky and be warm and cozy in your hotel by evening.


Permit Fee: $35.00
Order by phone: 1-877-996-7275

Order by mail:

Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources
Attn-Snowmobile Registration
2301 Central Ave., 4th floor,
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Major credit cards accepted. Please allow two weeks delivery.

Wyoming law requires every resident and non-resident to have a snowmobile permit. Decals, which accompany each permit, must be displayed on the left side of the snowmobile and are available at local snowmobile clubs and the Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources headquarters in Cheyenne. The Snowmobile Trails Fund uses the revenue generated from these annual user fees for trail grooming and maintenance.

Local Permit Vendors

Centennial Visitor Center
Snowy Range Road
Centennial WY, 82055
(307) 742-9730

Albany Lodge
1148 Hwy. 11
Laramie WY, 82070
(307) 745-5782

Big D Oil
1561 Snowy Range Rd.
Laramie WY, 82070
(307) 721-1406

Frontier Cycles, Inc.
2434 Grand Ave.
Laramie WY, 82070
(307) 742-2606

Gateway Fuels (Shell)
2471 Jackson St.
Laramie WY, 82073
(307) 721-0014

Elway Powersports
2061 Snowy Range Rd.
Laramie WY, 82070
(307) 755-5050

West Laramie Fly Store
1657 Snowy Range Rd.
Laramie WY, 82070
(307) 745-5425

WyColo Lodge
4039 Hwy. 230
Laramie WY, 82070
(307) 745-3098


Be a safe, respectful snowmobile rider so future generations can enjoy the Laramie area as much as you do. Wait for enough snow to cover vegetation and give trees and shrubs a wide berth so they aren’t damaged by our recreation. Appreciate animals from a distance so you don’t disturb them. Slow down when you’re around cross-country skiers and snowshoers and give them as much space as possible so you don’t impact their wilderness experience. Finally, respect wilderness areas and winter wildlife refuges where snowmobiles are not allowed.

Your cooperation with these simple guidelines helps preserve the pristine quality of this wild Wyoming wonderland.


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The Snowy Range Mountains of southeastern Wyoming are home to nearly two million acres of exceptional snowmobiling territory. About 30 miles west of Laramie, Wyoming, this area is a premier destination for snowmobilers—and for good reason. It is vast, scenically beautiful, and offers a greater...

Q: Where can you ride a snowmobile in Wyoming?
A: There are 1,875 miles of groomed trails in Wyoming. The Snowy Range in southeast Wyoming offers 25 feet of annual snowfall, along with mountain vistas and a snowmobile playground all for sledders. For additional space, the Wind River Range in western Wyoming and the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming offer acres upon acres of space. Yellowstone and the Teton Range are a main mecca for snowmobilers looking for the once-in-a-lifetime experience in the National Parks. And last but not least, Wyoming’s Black Hills as well as the Bear Lodge Mountains in northeastern Wyoming offer an additional playground connecting riders to the Dakotas.
Q: When can you snowmobile in Wyoming?
A: The snowmobile season starts in early December extending through April depending on snowfall.
Q: How much is it to rent a snowmobile in Wyoming?
A: Snowmobile rentals can range from $275 for a half day to $550 for a full day with a guide depending on the choice of snow machine.
Q: Do you need a license to drive a snowmobile in Wyoming?
A: Snowmobile rentals require a licensed driver over age 18. However, for private machine owners Wyoming state law does not require a driver’s license as long as the snowmobile is properly permitted. 
Q: Are snowmobiles street-legal in Wyoming?
A: Snowmobiles may be operated upon Wyoming highways provided they are within the right-of-way but not the main traveled roadway, unless that roadway is closed to vehicular traffic. Crossings must be made at right angles to the roadway, and snowmobiles may be operated in towns pursuant to local ordinances.
Q: Can you bring your own snowmobile to Wyoming?
A: Yes, a non-resident snowmobile permit is $35.
Q: Can you ride a 2 stroke snowmobile in Wyoming?
A: 2 stroke snowmobiles are restricted in Yellowstone National Park due to noise and emissions that put stress on the animal populations in the park.
Q: How old do you have to be to rent a snowmobile in Wyoming?
A: Drivers must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license to rent a snowmobile in Wyoming. Some companies require the rental agreement to be signed by a driver who is 25 or older due to liability.
Q: Why choose Wyoming for snowmobiling?
A: Wyoming is home to open space, pristine powdery backcountry wilderness, uncrowded vistas, and miles upon miles of groomed trails as well to tempt riders of every level. The terrain and open views for miles make snowmobiling in Wyoming unlike anywhere else.
Q: What to know before snowmobiling in Wyoming?
A: Check weather and avalanche reports before you head out. Prepare for winter weather and road closures impacting your drive if you are hauling a snow machine, as highways are as subject to winter as the mountains. Pack food, water, layers, emergency supplies, fire starter, and your avalanche beacon as you explore. Remember to communicate your plan and schedule, and pack out all trash from the warming huts. Put out all fires and tune handheld radios to channel 3 privacy code 07 (307) for Search and Rescue.