Red Grade Trails start at approximately 7,800 feet and with more than 17 miles open. Trails are generally easy to moderate difficulty. As you go, you will wind through mixed conifer and aspen forest along the drainage of a year-round flowing stream, switch-back across an open bluff with exposed rock outcropping, sweep down into a prairie grass meadow, and climb up a steep gully to fantastic vistas. The trail offers stretches of shade in the warmer months, and on clear nights it allows spectacular views out along the face of the Bighorns, deep into the Cloud Peak Wilderness, and the valley below.
Five trailheads with parking lots are open, giving visitors the ability to choose their own adventure as they explore our beautiful Bighorns backyard.
Dogs are welcome throughout and horses welcome for portions of the currently constructed trails. Additional trails for equestrian, biking, and hiking trails in the vicinity are underway.
From Sheridan, travel south on Highway 335 for roughly 10 miles from the intersection of Brundage Lane and Coffeen Avenue. The last half mile is a well-maintained gravel road. Winter: 4-wheel drive generally required.