Northern Bighorns Snowmobiling

West of Sheridan near Burgess Junction, 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.

Northern Bighorns Snowmobiling Map



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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Northern Bighorns Snowmobiling Map


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