Cooke City–Goose Lake Jeep Trip - August 5th 2023 — Fan Trip Full! Wait List Only!
Special Note: Dan and Elaine may not be able to make this trip.
Where: Cooke City, Montana area—Custer National Forest
Where to Meet: To be determined - this page will be updated periodically.
Meeting Time: To be determined - this page will be updated periodically.
Fuel: Make sure to fuel up in Cooke City, Montana, or in Cody, Wyoming, if your vehicle has the range. Cooke City is 76 miles from Cody, Wyoming.
Email to Sign Up: Use the email provided in the announcement video or, , go to "Details" near the bottom of our the page, click "View Email Address" to get a contact email address. Alternatively, you can contact Melissa via any of the Wyoming Jeepers' social media accounts to coordinate with her. The reason for the email is to allow us to inform participants of any possible changes. If you don't sign up, you can still show up for the ride but we can't guarantee the logistics. We don't plan to change anything but you never know what might come up.
Communication: Vehicle to vehicle will be GMRS radios. FRS radios will also work on GMRS frequencies.
Vehicle Requirements & Types: We understand folks love side by sides, four wheelers and motorcycles but this trip is intended for regular vehicles only. The equivalent of a Jeep Wrangler with a two inch lift and 33" tires is a minimum. Lockers are not necessary but you should have 4WD and low range. These are the bare minimum vehicle requirements. You still will probably hit a dif or something as there are many boulders on the trail. Going real slow over these boulders should prevent damage if you hit. One really nice obstacle is near the end of the trail. Please bring a vehicle in good enough condition to make the trip. Bring a spare tire so we have a better chance of completing the planned trip.
About the Trail: We will take Lulu Pass Trail Road and after about 2 miles the road turns into a 4WD trail. The rest of the trail is only about 8 miles but it is not a fast 8 miles. The scenery is wonderful and you will be glad you are going slow! :-)
Food: Bring your own snacks and lunch.
Lunch Stop: We will be stopping along the way for lunch. We could easily spend an hour meeting people, looking at rigs, eating, etc.
Main Stops: Just 2 miles in, (before the 4WD road begins) we will stop at two mine ruins that are very interesting. We will go on to Round Lake and stop here for a break and photos I'm sure you will want to take. Next, we will take a short stop at Star Lake. We will continue on for about 1 mile to a nice obstacle where we will watch everyone go through in case they need help with lines. Then, we continue on to the Beartooth Wilderness boundary.
Etiquitte: We want this trip to be fun for all involved. Please be considerate of everyone. This is a drug/alcohol free trip.
Liability Notice - Disclaimer: It is very important that all participants understand that Wyoming Jeepers have no way of knowing participant ability or the capability of their vehicles. We are only giving guidelines to the best of our knowledge. We are not responsible for lack of ability of participants or their vehicles. Any damage or costs that may occur is the sole responsibility of the participant. We can and will however, help with flat tires, winching out or similar recovery issues that may arise.
Example of FRS radios