Monument Ridge

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4.3/5 (5 reviews)
Hoback Junction, Wyoming (Sublette County)
Last Updated: 11/01/2023
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Located about an hour from Jackson in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Monument Ridge is one of only two fire lookouts in Wyoming accessible by road. The road provides incredible views of nearby mountain ranges and is a common destination for hikers, bikers, and off-road adventure seekers, especially Jeep enthusiasts. Monument Ridge is the only Jeep Badge of Honor Trail (BOH) in the state of Wyoming and is easily accessible from nearby Highway 191.

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Monument Ridge is an in-and-back out trail that is mostly packed dirt and rock that can be steep, bumpy, and muddy at times. Although open year-round, the trail is usually impassable from October through June, depending on the weather. There are no required obstacles. The only optional obstacles are small mud pits that could be dry or wet depending on recent weather. A low-gear transfer case is recommended due to the road's steepness, but during dry conditions, any high clearance vehicle can complete this trail.

Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (5)
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150250
Impassable
Visited: 10/29/2023

Recent snow storms have blanketed the trail creating dangerous driving conditions and rendering the trail impassable.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/16/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

I'm not going to lie, I was a little worried this trail would be a bust based on where the trail started. But it didn't take more than 100 feet, and it got a whole lot better. The views were great, and the trail was super easy. Ran the trail in 2wd High with no issues. Probably don't even need to air down. The cabin and the fire lookout were super cool. Had lunch at the fire lookout before heading down. Would recommend for others to check it out.
Trail Review: Monument Ridge - Josh Noesser
Trail Review: Monument Ridge - Josh Noesser
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/16/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The trail is mostly dry with many small mud holes and a couple of larger mud holes. All the holes were very passible on this "no rain" sunny day on the trail. We hit this trail at its peak of mountain wildflowers and warm weather. The view of the mountains (which surround this trail to the West, North, and East) were outstanding. The approach via Cliff Creek Trail and Clark's Draw combined with this trail was an easy but beautiful drive. The scenery on this trail was 5-star worth the trip to WY. You won't find many technical challenges (unless it rains a lot and is very muddy), just wonderful scenery.
Trail Review: Monument Ridge - Steve King
Trail Review: Monument Ridge - Steve King
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Open
Visited: 05/31/2023

Local users are reporting the trail is fully open now.
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/17/2022

This is a hard trail to rate. For offroading when it's dry, it's a 2, maybe a 1. Not super exciting to drive, not hard, just sort of "blah". If there has been a lot of moisture, I can see this being a real mud fest which would definitely make it harder and more exciting. For scenery and views... it's a total 5! If you are lucky enough to be up there on a clear day, you won't regret it!
Trail Review: Monument Ridge - Ryan Boudreau
Trail Review: Monument Ridge - Ryan Boudreau
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