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Sheep Mountain – Volunteer Vacations 2021

August 15 - August 22

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Sheep Mountain Trail is a non-motorized trail that winds up an impressive box canyon to the top of Sheep Mountain. The trail is a popular destination due to its desirable settings and close proximity to both Buffalo Bill State Park and US Hwy 14, which connects Cody to Yellowstone National Park. The trail starts at 5650 ft. elevation. After 2 miles, at 6900 ft. elevation, visitors can find an old historic cabin. This marks the end of the designated trail. From here, BLM-administered public land and The Nature Conservancy land is open to the public for further exploration. Many undeveloped routes can lead visitors to one of the several high points on Sheep Mountain. Volunteers are needed to restore sections of the Sheep Mountain Trail. This would include trimming brush and vegetation, surface water control using water bars, grade dips and ponding, removal of roots, stumps, and rocks, improving drainage, fixing tread creep, building crib walls, slough and berm work, and signage and marker installations.

CURRENT COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS/REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE (Link)

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 4 miles each work day

Project Rating

Difficult

Minimum Volunteer Age

18

Maximum Group Size

10

Area and Attractions

The City of Cody, noted as the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park, has about 9,500 citizens, a regional airport, and a downtown consisting of outdoor shops and other attractions. The City has a strong parks system of city parks, hiking and bike trails, recreation center, and access to the Shoshone River.

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will tent camp at the Buffalo Bill State Park. The park has tent sites, potable water, restrooms and shower facilities. Cooking gear will be supplied by the host organization. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, cup/bowl/mug/eating utensils, and personal gear.

Travel

Airport Pickup Provided from Yellowstone Regional Airport. Airport pickup and dropoff times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.

Venue

Bighorn Basin
1002 Blackburn St., Cody, Wyoming 82414
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