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Sheep Mountain Trail

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 3.5 (4)

A tough climb with rewarding, spectacular scenery.


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13.2

Miles

21.2

KM

Singletrack

9,502' 2,896 m

High

7,816' 2,382 m

Low

2,110' 643 m

Up

1,470' 448 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

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Description

Sheep Mountain is highly visible in this area and yet rarely visited in the easternmost point of the Medicine Bow Range. Though the summit of this peak looks narrow and exposed, it is actually a beautiful and scenic area. Near the top, you'll find an extended basin with snowmelt streams, wetlands, and bog mats.

The initial climb from Fox Creek Road is steep and very technical for about 1/4 mile, then just becomes a steady ascent for 3.5 miles. The higher altitude adds to the challenge of this trail and the further along the trail you get, the more difficult it is to follow the route. Most visitors, whether hikers, bikers, or horseback riders will use this trail as an out-and-back, turning around whenever suits their fitness and time commitment.

The entire trail stretches right through the middle of this mountainous peninsula and is the longest trail on the Wyoming side of the Medicine Bow Range.

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mark laughlin

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  3.5 from 4 votes

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#257

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#15,545

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Photos

Wide open Wyoming skies while continuing the climb riding south to north.
Mar 29, 2019 near Centennial, WY
Steep climb up a drainage to start the ride. This section of trail can be hot in summer due to lack of trees/shade.
Mar 29, 2019 near Centennial, WY
Hundreds of deadfall trees blocking/obscuring/hiding the trail once you're more than 3.5 miles in from the southern trailhead. A true adventure ride if you continue past the 3.5-mile point.
Mar 29, 2019 near Centennial, WY

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Sep 3, 2018
Richard Hackett
DO NOT RIDE THE ENTIRE TRAIL SOUTH TO NORTH, AS THERE IS NO TRAIL ON THE UNRIDEABLE STEEP 1,000-FOOT LOOSE DEADFALL/SAGE/ROCK HILL END "DESCENT" 15mi — 7h 15m