Sheridan Travel & Tourism Media Kit 2014
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Voted the #1 Western town in America, the authentic cowboy town of Sheridan offers a variety of outdoor adventure activities, combined with its Indian and cowboy history, all set against a scenic......

Voted the #1 Western town in America, the authentic cowboy town of Sheridan offers a variety of outdoor adventure activities, combined with its Indian and cowboy history, all set against a scenic Big Horn Mountain background. The area offers mountain biking and hiking, fly fishing in rushing mountain streams, cattle wrangling at the oldest dude ranch in the U.S. and the oldest polo venue in the country. Speaking of horses, Sheridan offers rodeos throughout the summer, along with a full calendar of festivals and special events. The historic 1893 Sheridan Inn, Buffalo Bill Cody’s Sheridan “home,” offers dining and tours throughout the summer and in the fall will open as a “green” hotel. The building is being adapted to capture solar energy for heating and cooling and will offer Buffalo Bill character hotel rooms.

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  • 1. Welcome To Sheridan Discover Sheridan, Wyoming‟s jewel, the picture- perfect splendor of the the Bighorn Mountains coupled with the vibrance of historic downtown Sheridan, as well as a rich Western and Indian war history make for an unforgettable stay.
  • 2. The Details Geographic area: North Central Wyoming Climate: Four gorgeous seasons- with a Winter wonderland of snow and sun with temps averaging around 20-50 degrees; followed by a dazzling, green Spring with temps ranging from 50-65 degrees; followed by a perfect Summer with temps ranging from 65-90 degrees which leads one to a riot of Fall colors ranging from around 45-65 degrees. Accomodations and cost: Camping: Free non permit or $15 permit camping RV‟s: $30 Nicest hotel: $165. Cheapest motel: $49. Dining: $1.00 at McDonald‟s to $160 at Frackleton‟s (for two) Activities: Everything from free outdoor enthusiast Bighorn Mountain adventures to watchinging Polo for $10 a car to $250 for a round of golf at the world-class Powder Horn golf course.
  • 3. Year-Round Adventure The Bighorn National Forest and Bighorn Mountains are an Outdoor Enthusiasts paradise with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 13,000 feet. The wilderness areas are located in the most rugged part of the range for those who really long for a first-rate outdoor adventure. There is everything from hiking, camping, backpacking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing to snowshoeing, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, horseback riding, ATVing and mountain biking. All four seasons provide breathtaking sights and endless ways to enjoy the great outdoors!
  • 4. Wildlife Visitors can catch sight of some of Wyoming‟s famous wildlife at the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range and more. The wide array of wildlife includes big horn sheep, brown bears, deer, eagles, elk, moose, pheasants, wild turkeys, wild mustangs, wolves and more.
  • 5. Hiking and Camping The Bighorn National Forest has more than 190,000 acres of wilderness, more than 1,500 miles of hiking trails and over 30 campgrounds. For 30 miles, along the spine of the Bighorn Mountain Range, Cloud Peak Wilderness preserves many sharp summits and towering sheer rock faces standing above glacier-carved-U-shaped valleys. Several hundred beautiful lakes cover the landscape and drain into miles of streams.
  • 6. Rock Climbing The Bighorn Mountain Range is 80 miles long – extending south from the Montana border to Central Wyoming and features a mixture of high-quality rock climbing routes in all vertical ranges up to 1,600‟. These routes vary by size and location and are composed of a mixture of rock (granite, sandstone and limestone). Post Creek and The Shroud are a couple of rock climbers‟ favorite areas to conquer.
  • 7. Mountain Biking There are an abundance of roads originating from Sheridan as well as up in the Bighorns for both long and short, stellar bike rides.
  • 8. Golf Nestled in the arms of the Bighorn Mountains lies Wyoming‟s Golf Capital; 81 holes all within a 35 mile radius of downtown Sheridan, lie three of the state‟s finest golf courses. There is Hidden Bridge, featuring a challenging but fair layout welcoming all levels of playability, The Powder Horn, which offers a 27-hole championship course and Kendrick Golf Course, established in 1935 which is rated in the top 5 courses in Wyoming by Golf Digest magazine.
  • 9. ATVing A ride along the Bighorn ATV trail system delivers a spectacular experience. Wildlife and natural beauty are in abundance. Heavily forested trails give way to large, scenic meadows with breathtaking view of the mountain tops. The Bighorn Mountains offer fantastic scenery and plenty of memorable opportunities for outdoor adventure!
  • 10. Fishing and Hunting With trout-filled ponds & streams both within city limits and a short drive from town, travelers are sure to find a great place to fish until their heart is content and mind is rested. New and seasoned Wyoming hunters alike are welcome to the Sheridan region where there is a hunting abundance! Sheridan‟s long and rich tradition boasts an abundance and diverse wildlife, drawing hunters and photographers alike. These prized hunting grounds are comprised of public and private lands, both integral to maintaining the myriad of species for which we are known: mule and white-tailed deer, elk, moose, and black bear; Birds – pheasants, gray partridge, sharp-tailed grouse and sage grouse, blue grouse, turkeys.
  • 11. Horseback Riding It‟s been said that the best way to see the spectacular Bighorn‟s is on horseback. With all of the beautiful trails and wide open spaces of the Bighorn Mountains, horse lovers will truly feel like they are in the heart of the Wild West.
  • 12. Winter in the Bighorns The Bighorn‟s provide a Winter Wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can ride the range by snowmobile on more than 200+miles of top-ten rated trails in the Bighorn Mountain Trail System. Cross- country trails are abundant in wide-open meadows and telemark hillsides. Deep snows, spectacular scenery and the vastness of the West are why people ride, cross country ski, snowshoe and hike the Bighorn‟s!
  • 13. History An important part of experiencing Sheridan is exploring the history & culture of the American West. Travelers can visit one of the many historic sites. These sites give an exceptional glimpse into Sheridan‟s past. There is the Connor Battlefield, Ft. Fetterman, Ft. Mackenzie, Ft. Phil Kearny, The Trail End State Historic site, Little Bighorn National Monument, Wagon Box, The Sheridan Inn and The Brinton Museum. Buffalo Bill The first motion picture star to live in Wyoming was William F. Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill. He was the subject of the first-ever western movie, “Congress of Rough Riders”, made by the Edison Company in 1893. That same year, one of the grandest hotels in Wyoming opened in Sheridan. The Sheridan Inn was home to Cody and served as an audition platform for acts wishing to join his famed Wild West Show. The Wild West Experience
  • 14. Festivals and Events Guests can experience big fun in the Big Horns with a myriad of festivals and events throughout the year. Here are some favorites:  3rd Thursday Street Festival  Bighorn Country USA  Suds „n Spurs Brewfest  Concerts In The Park  First People‟s Pow Wow  Winefest  Wyo Rodeo
  • 15. Media Contacts: Sheridan Travel & Tourism Shawn Buckley stt@sheridanwyoming.org 307-673-7120 Adventure Media Julie Peirano Jpeirano@adventuremedianews.com 973-714-5632 For more information, visit www.sheridanwyoming.org