Northern Bighorns Snowmobiling

The 4th most popular snowmobile trail in Wyoming.

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West of Sheridan near Burgess Junction in the Bighorn National Forest, the northern half of the Bighorn Mountains has 193 miles of well-marked groomed snowmobile trails through open parks along trails and through open bowls. Plus, theres another 22 miles of ungroomed snowmobile trails and thousands of acres of unbroken powder meadows. A local favorite is the Bear Lodge Mountain area near Burgess Junction due to rolling hills and open meadows with deep powder. Also, dont miss the trail up to Bucking Mule Falls.

The Owen Creek Parking Area for snowmobiling in the Northern Bighorns is located 5 miles south of Burgess Junction.


Red Grade to US 14 (A) - 40.5 miles

Willow Creek Trail (B) - 10 miles

Nickle Trail Ā© - 11 miles

Antelope Butte Trail (D) - 4.5 miles

Woodrock Trail (E) - 6 miles

Blue Spruce Trail (F) - 2.5 miles

Bowl Trail (G) - 3 miles

Dayton Gulch to US 14A Loop (H) - 46 miles

Freeze Out Point (J) - 10 miles

Woodchuk Pass Trail (K) - 5 miles

Bucking Mule Falls Trail (L) - 18 miles

Lovell Trail (LL) - 5.5 miles

Half Ounze Trail (M) - 7 miles

Paint Rock Trail (P) - 22.5 miles

Red Grade parking lot to Owen Creek - 40.5 miles.

Burgess Junction to Snowshoe Pass - 23.5 miles.

Deerhaven to West Ten Sleep Lake - 10.5 miles.

Deerhaven to Hettinger - 40 miles.

Note: the State of Wyoming requires residents and non-residents to display an annual Wyoming snowmobile registration decal. The annual fee revenues are used by the Snowmobile Trails Fund for trail grooming and maintenance. Decals may be purchased by calling (877) 996-7275.

Overall, Northern Bighorns is the 4th most popular snowmobile trail of all 16 snowmobiling rides in Wyoming.


Local Contact(s):  BNF (307) 674-2600; Wyoming Snowmobile Assoc. (307) 733-7359; Sheridan Chamber of Commerce (307) 672-2485; Johnson County Chamber of Commerce (307) 684-5544.

Best Season:  Dec. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Arrowhead Lodge (307) 655-2388; Big Horn Mountain Lodge (307) 751-8432

Luxury Loding:  Bear Lodge Resort (307) 655-2444

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Article Source:   Best Northern Bighorns Snowmobiling Review

GPS:  44.706, -107.4974

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  4/1/2018

ID:  15013

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