Hidden Hoot closed, however different trails provide outside recreation – Sheridan Media


The Sheridan Community Land Trust would like to remind everyone that the Hidden Hoot Trail and Hoot Loop Trail are closed to the public until the end of calving season.

This annual migratory closure, which began April 1, aims to reduce stress for animals and people during calving. The Hidden Hoot Trail and Hoot Loop Trail will reopen once calving season is complete.

During his appearance on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse program, Chris Vrba, director of marketing and development at SCLT, told listeners about the closure and how it will benefit everyone in the community.

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While the Hidden Hoot Trail and Hoot Loop Trail are closed, SCLT encourages community members to continue enjoying other sections of the Bighorn’s backyard.

The Soldier Ridge Trail, Soldier Ridge Bench Trail, Link Trail, and Kicking Horse Trail remain open to the community. They are all accessible from the Soldier Ridge Trailhead on the western edge of Sheridan. To find the trailhead, follow the signs at the end of West 5th Street.

Red grade trails will also remain open, according to SCLT. Parking and hiking trails are at the base of the Bighorns off State Hwy 335 just before the start of Red Grade Road.

As more visitors enjoy community trails this season, SCLT would like to remind community members that pets should always be under control when using the trails and that pets must be kept on a leash when livestock or wildlife are present .

Keep up to date with the latest trail openings, closures and conditions by joining Sheridan Trail Conditions here on Facebook.

View and print community trail maps here.

A Wyoming native, Floyd Whiting has worked in both broadcast and print journalism. Raised in Auburn, Wyoming, Floyd works to provide a clear understanding of the issues and news that matter to Wyoming residents.