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The Drift is a winter race in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, the largest mountain range in the state. Racers may ski, bike, or run on the snow-covered trail. There are 13-mile 28-mile, and a 100-mile courses. This recreation event is authorized under a Special Use Permit with the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Shoshone National Forest.


Pinedale, Wyoming is the closest town to the race course(s), around 25 miles away. Pinedale is 78 miles south of Jackson and 100 miles north of Rock Springs, where the closest airports are also located. Racers may choose to fly into Salt Lake City (4 hours away) or Idaho Falls (3 hours away) for more reasonable rates.

Kendall Valley Lodge is the closest lodging, located just 1/4 mile away from the race’s start/finish lines, but has limited rooms available.

Lakeside Lodge

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Local Shops

Check out Pinedale’s downtown for shopping and dinner. Our town is small, plan on having what you need when you arrive. Our gear shops are great, but if they don’t have it the next shops are nearly 100 miles away.

Great Outdoor Shop

Geared Up Bike Shop

Other places to check out…

Pinedale Aquatic Center Check out the PAC! Swimming pool, gym, climbing wall and of course a hot tub for a post race soak.

RevIVe Hydration Therapy IV therapy for prerace or post race recovery.


Not big on winter? Grab your friends and check out our sister race, the Surly Pika !(Currently on hold)  Should you see anyone from the USFS, please shake their hand and tell them “Thank you!” for their continued support for our local race series.

More questions? Check out the FAQ page!