AN OUTDOORSMAN'S PARADISE
Recreational activities abound . . . Find unlimited, easy-to-access recreation in the pristine Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. Hike, bike, camp, boat, rock climb or photograph the wildlife and scenery, or catch a hunting season in these golden hills . Or step farther back in time with the ancient and complex geology reaching back billions of years. The Bighorn National Forest and Bighorn Mountains are a visitor’s paradise, with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 13,165 feet.
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CLOUD PEAK WILDERNESS
The wilderness areas are located in the most rugged portion of the range and are destinations for those who really desire their outdoor excursions. With 106 million acres of Bighorn National Forest encompassing 180,000 acres of wilderness, encounter tranquil, secluded streams, and some of the finest fishing around. Those wild waters, along with trophy reservoirs and private streams and ponds, provide ample opportunity to test your mettle against a variety of trout. The Bighorns provide a winter wonderland! Ride the range by snowmobile on more than 218 miles of top-ten rated trails in the Bighorn Mountain Trail System. Cross-country trails are abundant in wide-open meadows and on telemark hillsides. Deep snows, spectacular scenery and the vastness of the West are why people ride the Bighorns. Also enjoy watching and photographing hang gliders from across the nation as they soar above the Bighorn Mountains at Sand Turn west of Sheridan.
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Offering spectacular scenery and wildlife viewing | This awesome place has endless ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Everything from hiking, camping, backpacking, snowmobiling, x-country skiing and snowshoeing to fishing, hunting, rock climbing, horseback riding, ATV and mountain biking.
All four seasons of the year provide breathtaking sights and many ways to enjoy the great outdoors.
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Explore the Sheridan region in more detail with the NEW interactive activities map! Customize your search based on Things to Do, Outdoor Activities, and Lodging & Dining options and create your ideal Bighorn experience!
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Backpacking offers freedom to the forest traveler. You become part of a scenic landscape and survive in a primitive environment with few modern conveniences. If you are planning a trip to the Cloud Peak Wilderness, we’ve got the rules and regulations here. >>
The magic and splendor of a camping trip in the Bighorns is beyond description, and we’ve got the details on some of the more popular sites in the mountains. For all the latest information on campgrounds, locations, services and more, click here. >>
The Bighorn National Forest has 189,000+ acreas of wilderness, 1,500+ miles of trails, 30+ campgrounds and much more that provide an awesome recreation experience!Backpackers, car campers and RV motorists alike can access the area map for more information on camp site locations by clicking here. >>
Hiking in the Bighorn National Forest can be an enjoyable, rewarding experience. Trails are found along lakes and streams, across grassy parklands and climbing to reach the highest mountain summits.For more information on backcountry safety and preparation, click here. >>
The United States Congress designated the Cloud Peak Wilderness in 1984 with the Wyoming Wilderness Act and it now has a total of 189,039 acres. All of the wilderness is in the state of Wyoming. For more information on this spectacular area, click here. >>
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New and seasoned Wyoming hunters alike, welcome to the Sheridan region where we have a hunting abundance! Our long and rich tradition boasts an abundance and diverse wildlife, drawing hunters and photographers alike. These prized hunting grounds are comprised of public and private lands, both integral to maintaining the myriad of species for which we are known: mule and white-tailed deer, elk, moose, AND black bear; Birds – pheasants, gray partridge, sharp-tailed grouse and sage grouse, blue grouse, turkeys.
For more information on locations, outfitters, season and more, click here. >>