One of Wyoming’s best hidden gems. The Bighorn Mountains are as legendary as they are massive. 15 miles from Sheridan, Wyoming, the Bighorn Mountains are home to 1.1 million acres of National Forest, pristine backcountry, playful terrain, and scenic mountain vistas, all outside our back door. It isn’t uncommon to go out for a whole day and not see another sledder. Sheridan is home to 17,000 residents, a thriving downtown district, historic watering holes, and excellent dining options. The riding areas range anywhere from a short 15 minute drive up to an hour away.
First Stop West.
closest range to the upper midwest
250” of snowfall annually.
Highest peak, 13,166ft.
1.1 million Acres of national forest.
318 miles of groomed trails.
Riding elevation range: 8,000ft-9,500ft.
Three scenic byways.
The Bighorns have very unique micro-climates that can dump feet of snow in a very small area. Our guides are very knowledgeable when choosing areas with the best snow conditions. Each zone has a special personality that offers fun and exciting natural features to play on. If you would like to try a specific location while you are riding with us, please, feel free to let us know!
Steep, Technical, and Scenic
Red Grade is one of our favorites. It's only 10 miles from Sheridan and 5 miles from the town of Big Horn. The lowest elevation of riding that we offer. Unload at 4800ft and ride elevations from 6500ft-7800ft. Sleds run a little better here and the terrain is pretty intimidating for new riders. Steep pulls, tight trees, and open creek drainages compliment the scenery offered by the Cloud Peak Wilderness and overlook of Sheridan County.
A Tree Riders Paradise
Black mountain is strictly tree riding in the thickest lodgepole pine forest around. This is for experienced riders only as it requires technical lines to get from one area to the next. Very rewarding after picking your way through the trees for half an hour to come up on a wide open meadow with great views of Black Mountain and Steamboat Point.
Granite Pass is definitely the go-to place for when that big storm hits. There's no trails as you just unload from the parking lot and go a direction. The west side is home to Bone Springs, Granite Creek, and Three Springs. They offer steep creek drainages, spaced out spruce trees, cliffs, and cornices. East of the highway, lodgepole pines dominate, making tree riding a blast and a challenge.
For Every Style of Rider
Much like Granite Pass, this area is home to wide open hills, spruce trees, and tons of creek drainages to go up. Devils Hole, Bull Creek, Wall Rock Creek, and Hunt Mountain Road all have tremendous playgrounds. Unfortunately, this area is gets hit hard with traffic, so picking the right drainage to go up can be tricky. That's where a guide comes in handy! This is the best place for early season riding.
Low Elevation Tree Riding
This area is an absolute blast but is also the most inconsistent and moody area in the Bighorns. It either gets absolutely hammered with snow, or it is as dry as a bone. Nonetheless, there's some unique terrain. The charcoaled forest of Sawmill Flats have some awesome tree riding, but with a unique perspective as the trees have been blackened from a fire. Dry Fork has some fun pulls with spaced out trees. Elevation here ranges from 7000ft-8200ft.
Steep. Deep. Scenic.
This area has arguably the steepest and longest pulls the Bighorns have to offer. Hill Climbing is the name of the game here. Elevations range from 6000ft up to 9800ft. Just south of Granite Pass, this area is tricky to navigate with wilderness area and Ski Areas nearby.
The Bighorns offer up to 218 miles of freshly groomed and scenic trails. These are some of the best maintained trails in the state and is one of the most extensive trail systems in the mountain west.
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Rules and Regulations
Snowmobiles must be registered in Wyoming as either resident or non-resident
Must display a Wyoming snowmobile registration tag on upper left side of snowmobile. Must be easy for Forest Personnel to see.
In order to ride off Forest Service Roads, it must be after November 15th and there must be 6” of snow. No less.
Please see a map for restricted areas.
No snowmobiling in the Antelope Butte Recreation Area
No snowmobiling in the designated nordic ski trail areas
No snowmobiling in the Cloud Peak Wilderness area.
Do not take alcohol with you on your ride