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Sheep Mountain is a 9.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jackson, Wyoming that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 9.8 mi Elevation gain 4,199 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Forest Wildlife Rocky Scramble
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Roney De la Cruz
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Muy buen camino.solamente un tramo del camino está cubierto por árboles caídos. Pero nuestra aventura muy buena

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P Swearingen
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WARNING. The Labor Day storm caused SIGNIFICANT damage to a portion of the trail - Almost half way up, around 8,800' I believe, at the second thick strand of trees through which the trail passes just before it ascends to the ridge that will eventually take one to the summit. As of Friday 9/11/20, there were multiple downed trees obscuring the trail. These are not saplings, but large spruces, many in excess of 100' and several feet in diameter, many laying across each other. It was very difficult to follow the trail and perilous to climb over one downed tree after another. I lost the trail many times and only managed to reach the ridge and rejoin the trail on my third try. There is a way to do it without too much climbing over the downed trees -- there's a boulder field in front to the right that can be more easily traversed, but it is imperative not to venture too far to the left while ascending because the downed trees are impassible. I caution anyone reading this to only consider it in principle rather than taking the directions literally. The bottom line is the USFS will need to do a significant amount of clearing or re-route the trail. I advise checking with the USFS before trying this hike unless you are very familiar with it already or extremely confident in your route finding skills. A snapped ankle or worse would be a bad outcome, especially since the impacted area does not have good cellphone coverage. Otherwise, it is a fabulous hike with incredible views. :)

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Hengyu Jiang
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Very good trails. The first 3/4 of the trail is very easy to follow. The last quarter is little tricky and would be nice to bring a GPS. We saw a lot of wild flowers. Unfortunately not many wild animal. The view is nice. It could be better if better weather.

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Carmen Yung
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Great hike! Bring a high clearance vehicle to drive to the trailhead. First mile or two has dense growth along path so I preferred long pants and having bear spray (although I saw a few trail runners wearing shorts and little gear). There is no water along the trail after the first mile so bring enough for you and any dogs. Wildflowers are beautiful! The trail ends at the rock field approaching the ridge but you can pick it up again at the ridge line near the edge of the back side of the mountain) and it takes you to the right up belly to the summit. My watch tracked 13.6 miles out and back (a couple of miles longer than the app) so plan accordingly. Based on recommendations, we brought extra layers for wind and cold at the top but we didn’t need them on a beautiful August day.

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Rob Wood
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Great hike. A lot of beautiful flowers. Beautiful view from the top.

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Emma Anderson
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Let’s just say that I have NEVER seen so many wildflowers in my life. The hike is totally worth it. I highly recommend it. Just make sure to be holding onto your bear spray as you hike up the first 2/3 of the trail to the the summit because the forest is very dense.

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BRENDA Mercer
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Beautiful! Flowers still gorgeous and abundant!! Breezy and chilly on top. But nothing a beanie and a windbreaker couldn’t handle.

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Daniel Santos
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Awesome views!

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Christine Barringer
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Awesome hike! The road to get there is a bit bumpy, but it’s worth it. The path is pretty easy to follow after walking through brush at the beginning and the wildflowers are beautiful right now! It is easy to get lost from the trail for a bit during the rocks, but easy to find again when climbing to the summit. The view at the top is amazing!!

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Shea Kennedy
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Gray Muzzy
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Christine Mastro
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Amazing few. Serious hike. If you go to summit, plan for 8 hrs. Probably 30 percent shaded.

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John Lindvig
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HikingGreat!No shadeOff trailOver grownRockyScramble
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Liz Medrano
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little rocky towards the last 1.5miles or so amd super windy so be sure to have layers. otherwise it is a spectacular hike!

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Caleb Widrick
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Great!Scramble

did this two weeks ago. snow was limited and avoidable. great hike overall, not too difficult

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McKenzie Furber
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Love this trail! It is easy to find and so beautiful especially right now with the wildflowers. FYI if you do bring your dog there is very limited water. You pass a creek twice in the first mile and then nothing. The trail does wind through the woods but is mostly exposed.

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Sarah Palladino
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This trail is spectacular and truthfully is my favorite hike I have ever done. Like other comments it is a grueling hike up and the best word to describe it is “relentless”. The hard work you put in is well worth the reward. To help others out in figuring out your timing - my partner and I are avid hikers but this was our first big trip of the season and are definitely out of shape. We are also not acclimated you the elevation as we are from California. This is strenuous, but very doable for a fit individual who does not mind taking breaks and soaking up the magnificent scenery. It looks us a while to get up- 4-5 hours stopping frequently and we brought our dog with us who needs constant water and squirrel adventures. Down was easier but still took 2.5 hr as the top is unstable. I highly recommend this on a clear warm day as we had today. No snow to worry about and no wildlife sightings.

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Hally P
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A nice hike. Not much snow but is cold at the top.

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Charlie Bartlett
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Great hike 5/30. Lots of snow at mile 3.

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