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Hiking & Walking: Wyoming > Bridger-Teton National Forest > Jackson Ranger District

Quick Facts

Sheridan Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,880 Feet (2456.4 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,365 Feet (425.5 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,245 Feet (2881.9 Meters) at Sheridan Pass
Length: 12 Miles (20.0 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 3110
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Burnt Mountain; Tripod peak; Lava Mountain; Sheridan Pass

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: north Fork of Fish Creek at the mouth of Packsaddle Creek

TRAIL ENDS: The Bridger-Teton National Forest portion of the trail ends at the Continental Divide at Sheridan Pass. The Sheridan Trail continues east into the Shoshone National Forest.

ATTRACTIONS: This is an historic route that connects Fish Creek drainage and the east side of divide.

Directions from Jackson: Follow Hwy. 191 north and make a right on Gros Ventre Road. Follow Gros Ventre Road east past the bridge over the river at Upper Slide Lake to Gunsight Pass junction. Bear right and follow main road into Cottonwood Creek drainage. Bear left at Cottonwood Creek/Fish Creek junction and follow jeep road along Cottonwood Creek roughly 2 miles to fork leading up over ridge to the east. Continue on this road over ridge and down into the Fish Creek drainage. Packsaddle Creek comes in about three miles above the forks of Fish Creek.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
ICON Hiking & Walking Sheridan Trail
ICON Horseback Riding
ICON Mountain Biking

Related Activities
North Fork of Fish Creek Trail - This trail is a connection between Fish Creek and Moccasin Basin. It begins at the end of Fish Creek road at the mouth of North and South Forks and ends at Moccasin Basin.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Jackson Ranger District, 140 E. Broadway, P.O. Box 1689 , Jackson, WY, 83001, Phone: 307-739-5400


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