Johnny Behind The Rocks

The Johnny Behind the Rocks Trail System provides mountain bikers with a high desert experiences in a compact area.


The trails within this network are flowing in nature with a hard-packed surface and fine grain soils. Most of the system is located on routes that climb to and traverse long and scenic ridgelines. The Wind River mountain range is visible on the western side of the system. The trails wind and meander through typical Great Basin terrain that ranges from clusters of pinyon-juniper woodlands and open sagebrush meadows.

WASHINGTON -  Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the withdrawal of public land from mining in the Johnny Behind the Rocks Recreation Zone near Lander, Wyoming. Interior’s Bureau of Land Management will withdraw the land for a period of 20 years for the protection of recreational and cultural resources.

The action supports Secretarial Order 3366, signed by Zinke in April 2018, which prioritizes Interior’s recreation mission and calls for increasing access to public lands. Earlier this year, Zinke announced an extension on the mineral withdrawal in the Whiskey Mountain area of Wyoming.

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