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MOUNTAIN BIKING


Sheridan is at the base of the Bighorn Mountains. There are numerous roads originating from Sheridan offering great opportunities for both long and short rides. All rides starting in Sheridan will follow paved roads and offer great views and wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities. Some of the favorite local trails include…


Tongue River

Shuttle

Type
Length
Mi. from Sheridan
Pt-to-Pt
10.5 mi
6.4 mi

Rating: Moderate to Difficult

This is an 11-mile mountain bike ride. It is also a great “one-way” ride. With an elevation drop of more then 4,000ft, be sure to have someone pick you up at the bottom. During your ride, you’ll descend down the Tounge River Canyon. The trail is a long down hill ride with rocks, roots and other items covering the trail.

Getting There:

  1. Take I-90 North to Dayton ExitTake Highway 14 through Ranchester and Dayton and up into the Bighorn Mountains.
  2. Turn north at Burgess Junction on to Forest Road 15.
  3. After 4 miles, take Forest Road 168 for 8 miles towards Freeze Out Point to the trail head.
  4. Head east on Forest Road 199
  5. Near the summit of Freeze Out Point you’ll want to go left at the fork.
  6. The road will drop into the Toungue River drainage about a mile later.
  7. About 10 miles later you arrive at the bottom. At this point you are about 4 miles from Dayton (the town you passed through on your way up the mountain).

Black Mountain

 
 
Type
Length
Mi. from Sheridan
Out n’Back
10 mi
3.7 mi
Loop
16.4 mi
4.6 mi

Take a ride that ends overlooking the Wolf and Quartz Creeks. This ride ascends (steeply at times) for 5 miles.

Getting There:
  1. Take I-90 North to Dayton Exit.
  2. Take Highway 14 through Ranchester and Dayton and up into the Bighorn Mountains.
  3. Turn left on to Forest Road 16 and travel about 2.5 miles to a fork in the road.
  4. Head east on Forest Road 186
  5. The summit is 5 miles