Cheyenne: Sheep Mountain

Roam 6.8 miles mostly off-trail along elk and mule deer trails to undulating granite ridgelines that offer numerous picture-perfect views of the plains and Rocky Mountains.
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Roam 6.8 miles mostly off-trail along elk and mule deer trails to undulating granite ridgelines that offer numerous picture-perfect views of the plains and Rocky Mountains.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.1

Waypoints

SMT001

Location: 41.1322822570801, -106.032981872559

Head N along wetland meadows of Fence Creek

SMT002

Location: 41.1415328979492, -106.030151367188

Stay on faint rocky path above creek

SMT004

Location: 41.1440162658691, -106.02269744873

Leave No Trace: Don't tramp on fragile red lichen

SMT005

Location: 41.1442680358887, -106.01978302002

Sweeping views of sunburnt plains and Jelm Mtn.; head N up rocky prow

SMT006

Location: 41.1521492004394, -106.019996643066

Stay E of trees; patches of snow likely in sunless gullies

SMT007

Location: 41.1553153991699, -106.018531799316

Cross wind-torn scrubs, staying high on ridgeline to unnamed high point

SMT008

Location: 41.1604843139648, -106.02173614502

Path edges uphill; watch for sly mule deer and elk

SMT009

Location: 41.1625823974609, -106.021499633789

Bear L off faint path; traverse sidehill; begin rocky descent to Fence Creek

SMT010

Location: 41.1613655090332, -106.030685424805

Cross creek, following deer trail to lesser ridgeline

SMT011

Location: 41.1602668762207, -106.033752441406

Turn L onto Sheep Mountain Trail; sprawling views of the Snowy Range and Colorado Rockies

WPT012

Location: 41.1465148925781, -106.03296661377

Bear L onto old 4x4 trail to finish loop, then return to trailhead

SMT003

Location: 41.1438484191894, -106.027130126953

Route fades; veer R across creek and climb 400 ft. to prominent ridgeline