Best Mountain Bike Destinations Near Sheridan, Wyoming

Best Mountain Bike Destinations Near Sheridan, Wyoming

Wyoming is known for its picturesque natural areas, national parks, diverse ecosystems and rich history. Also, if you love to bike, then this region is a must-visit destination. Here is a list of the best mountain bike destinations near Sheridan, Wyoming, and the ultimate place to stay as a base for your adventure.

Top Four Sheridan, WY, Bike Trails

Some of the best bike trails in Wyoming are near the ‘Cowboy State’s Coolest Small Town’ of Sheridan. Here are the best bike trails in the area.

1. Soldier Ridge Trail

Soldier Ridge Trail is a relatively fast and moderate ride with spectacular views of the Big Horn Mountains. This 4-mile, out-and-back trail is non-motorized and open to bikers, hikers and horseback riders. Situated at the foot of the Big Horn range, this trail primarily consists of natural terrain and offers panoramic views of Sheridan.

2. Black Mountain Lookout

Cycle this trail for a moderate to difficult ride with 360-degree views of the landscape. The area offers a 10-mile, out-and-back track and a lengthier 16.4-mile loop trail. Bask in the views of Wolf and Quartz Creek, as well as the mountains.

This trail has a relatively steep incline for a span of about 5 miles — so brace yourself for a technical and fun ride.

3. Tongue River Shuttle

The point-to-point trail is a downhill shuttle from Freeze Out Point and the bight of the Tongue River Canyon. You can start the course by leaving your vehicle at the foot of the canyon and making your way with your shuttle vehicle to Freeze Out Point, where you can start your bike ride.

This technical trail is ideal for avid bikers liking the challenge of riding over rocks and steep declines. The one-way track is 10.5 miles long with an elevation drop of over 4,000 feet, offering spectacular views.

4. Red Grade Trail System Ride

This developing trail system is situated just off Red Grade Road, near Bighorn. The easy track is circular, taking riders on a route that boasts views of Goose Valley and Little Goose Peak. The Upper Loop and Lower Loop allow you to cycle multiple patterns with your family. The smooth, developing track is two miles long, making it an ideal route to take with less technical cyclists in your group.

Best Place to Explore the Mountain Bike Trails in Sheridan

Sheridan / Big Horn Mountains KOA Journey is the ultimate place to stay when in the area. The KOA Campground is close to various attractions and the best biking trails in the region. In addition, there are great on-site amenities for the whole family to enjoy, including:

  • Mini golf
  • Horseshoes
  • Playground
  • Mining sluice
  • Pool
  • Foosball
  • Ping-Pong


Sheridan / Big Horn Mountains KOA Journey is a camping paradise that seamlessly combines the spirit of the Old West and the beauty of nature, modern amenities, and endless adventures. The campground has everything you need, whether your trip is a quick weekend getaway or a week-long vacation. It’s a convenient location between Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park. This KOA location offers Pull-Thru or Back-In RV Sites. Most of our sites are full hookups and every site has 50, 30 or 20 amp service. If you do not have an RV or want a more luxurious camping experience, consider staying in one of our Deluxe or Camping Cabins or even a Conestoga Covered Wagon with a private bath house! If you want a truly authentic camping trip, you can camp at one of the Tent Sites. We also now offer RV rentals through our partnership with RVshare. We also have extended stay  and group stay options to get the most out of your camping experience. You can also enjoy your stay here by exploring our uniquely Wyoming gift store, calf roping demonstrations, mini golf, fishing Goose Creek, and our gem mining sluice!

If you want to experience great camping and the spirit of the Old West at the same time, the Sheridan Big Horn Mountains KOA is the perfect campgrounds for you and your family! Reserve a campsite today!

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