ElevationAscent: 22' 7 m
Descent: -261' -80 m
High: 4,857' 1,480 m
Low: 4,617' 1,407 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“A trail full of pristine views and a rich history of the old west.”— Jeffrey Shanor
The Fetterman Fight was a battle during Native American Red Cloud's war in 1866. The Cheyenne, Lakota, and Arapaho Indians fought against the soldiers of the United States Army from Fort Phil Kearny to the south. The mission of the U.S. soldiers was to protect travelers and settlers on the Bozeman Trail.
Today, the trail serves as a place to not only discover Wyoming history but everything else that makes Wyoming unique. Scenic vistas of the Bighorn Mountains to the west, and endless views of the Wyoming prairie to the east. This trail follows the roots of the pioneer wagons that were laid in the mid 19th century.
Only 20 minutes from the City of Sheridan, this trail is used frequently by runners, bikers, and the casual hiker. Although, it is hidden gem as many do not know of its existence. There are no major challenges to this trail. Since it does follow a ridgeline, there is no tree coverage, so be prepared for wind and sun. You can either make the full loop by going down the hill and coming back up the abandoned road, or, you can go to the end of the ridge and back. If you chose to make the loop, be sure to shut all gates as livestock do graze here.
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