Tourists that call Sheridan Travel and Tourism hear that recording of Executive Director Penny Becker and her explanation of the winter activities offered in the area. Some of those snowmobiling trails she mentioned are again ranked among the best in the west.
Readers of SnowWest magazine ranked trails in the Big Horns in the Top 15; a ranking they receive on a yearly basis, according to Sheridan Travel and Tourism.
“Wyoming is just behind Colorado (No. 1) when it comes to states with the highest mean elevation in the United States,” reads SnowWest's website.
"One of the attractions of snowmobiling in Wyoming—besides the light, dry powder and varied terrain—is the length of the season, which comes courtesy of the state’s higher average elevations. In some areas you can begin riding around Thanksgiving time and not have to put the sled away until May or even June."
Wyoming's Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail was ranked third best. The CDST trail travels 608 miles along the Continental Divide from Lander northwest to West Yellowstone, Montana. Other Wyoming trails ranked in the top 15 included ones in the Alpine and Snowy Range.
For overall snowmobiling in the Big Horns, the magazine gives a "B" grade for Mountain Trail Riding, a "B" for Services, an "A" for Off-Trial Riding, and an "A" for Scenery. Visit their website to read more.