Local Area Recreation Near Sheridan / Big Horn Mountains KOA Journey
Sheridan was dubbed by Forbes as "The Cowboy State's Coolest Small Town," and they weren't wrong! We've got it all! You name it: rodeos, fly fishing, horseback rides, mountain biking, hiking in the Big Horn Mountains, golfing, iconic western history, great shopping, fantastic food and local breweries, and so much more. Come stay a while and see if you agree with us that Sheridan is, in fact, the coolest small town.
Historic Downtown Sheridan, listed on the National Historic register. Park and shop for your Wyoming outfit. Tour downtown museums and stuff yourself at our friendly tasty restaurants. The 3rd Thursday street festival begins June - September.
Fishing & Hunting
The Big Horn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest region are popular for both hunting and fishing enthusiasts. Animals that inhabit the region include Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Pronghorn Antelope, Elk, Moose, Mountain Lion, Coyote, Black Bear, Wild Turkey and numerous other small game animals.
The area also sports hundreds of streams and lakes populated with rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat trout as well as other species of fish.
Kendrick Golf Course and other golf courses
Kendrick Golf Course is located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains just outside Sheridan, Wyoming. An 18-Hole course (Par 72), open to the public, open every day of the week (April 1 through October 15). Amenities include a driving range, rental riding carts, rental clubs, fully-stocked Pro Shop, reasonable green fees, lessons available from a PGA professional, full-facility dining room, snack bar and cocktails.
Other Local Golf courses include:
- Powderhorn Golf Course is located 5 miles south of Sheridan off I90 exit 25.
- Sheridan Municipal Golf course is located west of town 1/2 mile past Sheridan Hospital.
65 Golf Course Rd
Sheridan, WY 82801
The Bighorn Mountains offer hundreds of miles of trails to accommodate all types of ATVs and riders. Park your trailer at the Bighorn snowmobile trailer parking lots and start your ride up Red Grade road. From there you can access multiple trails and go deep into the Bighorn National Forest for fishing, camping and wildlife viewing.
Hiking in the Bighorns
Take a hike in some of Wyoming's most beautiful and rugged mountains. A fantastic resource of hikes and other recreation around Sheridan, WY can be found here:
General Hiking Info: https://www.sheridanwyoming.org/the-great-outdoors/hiking-camping/
Day Hiking Trips: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/bighorn/recreation/hiking/?recid=30352&actid=50
Backpacking Areas: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/bighorn/recreation/hiking/?recid=30352&actid=51