Adventure Begins In Wyoming
The Cowboy State is very popular for snowmobiling and has one of the best grooming programs in the West, not to mention the locale and altitude that lends to extraordinary boondocking in light, dry powder snow.
No Sierra Cement here (no pun intended).
With nationally recognized venues such as Yellowstone National Park (yes, folks, it's still open), the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail, Togwotee Pass and the Snowy Range, we were excited to get an invite to an area off the beaten path to see what the masses are missing out on.
Wyoming Iron Horse Adventures proprietor Ben Smith invited us to come and ride the area he knows like the back of his hand, so we accepted.
The Sierra Madres are located in southcentral Wyoming, just north of the Colorado state line and west of the Snowy Range with the North Platte River basin, dividing these two mountain ranges.
Access to the Sierra Madres is via the Stemp Spring parking area (west side of the range), 21 miles northeast of Savery or the Bottle Creek parking area (east side of the range), six miles west of Encampment. Both parking areas are actually located on Wyoming Hwy. 70, which is closed between the two areas during the winter.