Sheridan Hill

5/5 (11 reviews)
Idaho Springs, Colorado (Clear Creek County)
Last Updated: 12/27/2020
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Sheridan Hill is a delightful little side trip in the Yankee Hill network of 4x4 trails west of Central City. Looping up and around Sheridan Hill itself, it connects Cumberland Gulch to a point further east on the main Yankee Hill trail. As it crests just short of the summit of the hill, there are spectacular views of the surrounding mountains in all directions. The loose, rocky climbs offer enough difficulty to need 4wd but not so much as to make it too challenging for stock rigs.

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5/5 (11 reviews)
Bill Andrews
Official Crew
39750
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Calvary 4-Wheelers ran this trail as part of a meandering route through the Yankee Hill network on Saturday, November 12. We went backwards from the written guide, starting on Yankee Hill and ending on Cumberland Gulch. The lower part of the trail in the trees had about 2-3 inches of well-tracked snow. As we got higher there was less snow with only patches of packed snow here and there. The weather was partly cloudy to clear and the views were spectacular with snow-capped peaks all around.
Trail Review: Sheridan Hill - Bill Andrews
Trail Review: Sheridan Hill - Bill Andrews
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy and fun, nothing too crazy here. Very tight in some spots so watch out for other vehicles.
Status: Open
Visited: 07/17/2021

The most beautiful view! Unbelievable sunrise. Wild flowers.
Trail Review: Sheridan Hill - Jason Robinson
Trail Review: Sheridan Hill - Jason Robinson
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Bill Andrews
Official Crew
39750
Status: Impassable
Visited: 12/27/2020

Based on reports from nearby trails, the trail is probably very difficult or impassible due to snow
Bill Andrews
Official Crew
39750
Status: Open
Visited: 11/12/2020

Per the National Forest Service: FORT COLLINS, Colo (Nov. 9, 2020) – More forest closures are being lifted across the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests as all Stage 3 restrictions are rescinded beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. Closures will remain in place around areas that experienced wildfire in Grand, Boulder and Larimer counties. These fire areas present a public safety threat as burned trees can fall unexpectedly, hot spots are still burning, and new hazards can be hidden under snow.

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