Sheridan NRT

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Trail Distance: 9 miles
Time Estimate: 4 hr 40 min+
Elevation Gain: 1645 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: No
Description

The backcountry wilderness of Wyoming is large and vast, with hundreds of miles dedicated to the rural feel of the state. Outside of those urban areas, hikers can enjoy plenty of dog-friendly places to camp, hike, and enjoy other outdoor sights with Fido. One of these known places is Sheridan Trail, a pretty and moderate trail that will give you a perfect day's walk with your pup.

This rural trail is mostly made from compacted soil, grass, and rocky gravel with boulders at some sections. The trail starts in the Bridger-Teton National Forest next to Sheridan Creek. The trailhead offers an off road parking area made from sand and gravel, and is large enough to house trailers and RVs. The trail starts off on a gradual slope, and is surrounded by extensive grasslands that cover the foothills of the nearby mountains.

Heading upward, the trail splits off from Sheridan Creek. The trail bends to the south, where it begins to enter a variety of forests that host lodgepole pine, Englemann spruce, douglas-fir, subalpine firs, aspen, and whitebark pine. The trees scattered throughout the trail offer spots of complete shade, and open spots of sunlight. The forests are home to an abundance of wildlife too, like Elk, moose, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and cougars.

Along your way, the path meets along the convergence of Bull Creek and North Fork Fish Creek. The sandy shore offers a shallow bed where hikers can swim and fish. The trail continues up to the peak of Deer Creek Mountain, where hikers still see granite cliffs and large boulders along the side of the trail. The flat top gives off extraordinary views of the surrounding mountains and forests.

The trail is much easy going down since its a complete descent, and you and Fido will enjoy new views of the forests and sights of primitive camping spots along the path. A number of activities are allowed on the trail, but no matter what you decide to do with your pup, you'll love the experience.

Trail Features
Ice, Loose Terrain, Muddy, Rocky, Steep Inclines, Forest, Diverse Landscape, Mountains, Grassland
Abundant Wildlife, Waterfall, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
The trail passes over two creeks, but offer no bridges. Be sure to wear the appropriate socks and shoes for crossing water. Grizzly bears and wolves are prominent in these forests, so watch out while hiking.
Address
Sheridan Creek, Highway 538
Moran, WY 83011
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Address
Sheridan Creek, Highway 538
Moran, WY 83011
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