Sheridan Hill

Idaho Springs, Colorado (Clear Creek County)

Last Updated: 12/27/2020
5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.39 miles
Highest Elevation: 10814 feet
Duration: About 45 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Idaho Springs
Nearest Town w/ Services: Idaho Springs
Official Road Name: 271.1F
Management Agency: Arapahoe National Forest
District: Clear Creek District


Highlight: Sheridan Hill
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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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Turn right off of Cumberland Gulch to begin the trail

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Cumberland Gulch Trail

Run Cumberland Gulch to Waypoint 5. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 271.1F to begin the trail.



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Bill Andrews

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Bill is an off-road enthusiast with nearly 30 years of 'wheeling experience. At one time he had a streak of about 20 years of 4-wheeling at least once a month. He likes anything from easy, dirt roads to difficult trails but stops short of extreme. Over the years he has traveled over 700 different trails, mostly in Colorado and Utah. He loves finding and exploring new areas and sharing his knowledge with others. He has been the coordinator of Calvary 4-Wheelers for many years.
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