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

  • Riding area
    Centennial, Wyoming
  • AKA
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • Alpine Trail
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • 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!


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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -406 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,133 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,565 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,159 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,024 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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