9 miles
Distance
643 ft
Climb
-1,049 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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Sheep Lake Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Snowies
    Centennial, Wyoming
  • AKA
    #389
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July-September
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #89872 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Forest Service

Start at the trailhead on the right just before you get to Brooklyn Lake trailhead (used to access hiking trails around Klondike Lakes, etc.). Eventually, trail will come to a junction where it heads right, and Gap Lake trail heads left in between Brown's Peak and Medicine Bow Peak. Follow to the right to stay on the trail, eventually you will be rewarded with a long descent to the top of Rock Creek!

This is a moderately challenging trail in spots, with some wide open meadows and some gnarly punchy climbs near creek crossings. Be prepared for weather! There is little to no cover up here.

Access Info

Hang a right onto Brooklyn Lake Road (FS 317) off the highway, follow it down staying right until you've passed the open air Chapel. Pass the North Fork upper trailhead, and park either on the left or right trailhead a little after a sharp bend in the road where a two-track splits left.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Disclaimer

This is primarily a hiking trail. Be courteous and yield to hikers and equestrians or risk losing access to this trail for mountain bikers. This is also a backcountry trail. Be prepared to be out in the elements for several hours or more.

More Stats for Sheep Lake Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -406 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,133 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,565 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,159 ft
  • Grade
    -0.834%
  • Grade max
    -26.569%
  • Grade min
    26.097%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,024 ft
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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