Summer Activities

Fishing opportunities

Some fine fishing opportunities can be found in a variety of lakes, streams and rivers around Sheridan. Fishermen from novice to expert will find everything from walleye, crappie and perch to rainbow, brown, cutthroat and brook trout in the waters of northern Wyoming and southern Montana. In town, youth and adults will find good fishing [...]

Float, paddle, dive

SHERIDAN — With the Bighorn Mountains beckoning, it is easy to look west for adventure in Sheridan County. The mountains are a plentiful playground, but local paddler Don Crecelius urges people to also look east — and right below their feet — to the region’s streams and lakes. Kayaking, paddle boarding and even scuba diving [...]

Hiking the Bighorn Mountains

The opportunities in the Bighorn Mountains for enjoyable day hikes are endless – whether the adventurer chooses to follow established trails or blaze their own. The following is a list of some well-loved hiking trails in the area. A complete list of trails and a map of the Bighorn National Forest is available from the [...]

Seeking solitude on the trail

Many trails have a definitive start and end. Trailheads mark the start of a journey and parking lots or other landmarks mark the end. Along the way, trees, lakes and rocky outcroppings give hikers a taste of exploration. Some trails, though, make loops that require a different kind of fortitude — the kind that forces [...]

Tagging along

C.J. Mickey looks forward to the summers. The Story resident spends most of the warm-weather months exploring the mountains, spending days hitting the trails and finding the perfect camping spot to take in the views.  Mickey finds relaxation in the solitude of the mountains, but she doesn’t like to keep that feeling to herself. Instead, she [...]

Western artistry masters

Art does not come easy. The brush of a painter lightly strokes a blank canvas; the hands of a sculptor caress the clay spinning on a pottery wheel; or maybe he carefully drives a chisel into stone with the blunt end of a worn hammer. A fly fisherman draws back his line and gently but [...]