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Sheep Creek Basin

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Length

2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers


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Elevation

1,037' 316 m

Ascent

-140' -43 m

Descent

9%

Avg Slope (5°)

21%

Max Slope (12°)

8,559' 2,609 m

High

7,573' 2,308 m

Low

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Avalanche risk for Feb 18, 2018: High

Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended. Natural avalanches likely; human-triggered avalanches very likely.

Full forecast for GNFAC: Cooke City — Brought to you by Gallatin NF Avalanche Center

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An easy approach gets you into a basin with endless ski potential.

Hilary Eisen

Description

From the visitor center in town find the Miller Road and follow the snowmobile trail up, eventually leaving the groomed road and heading west towards Sheep Basin. Once you enter the basin drop down towards the creek to avoid traversing the avalanche-prone south facing slopes of Miller. Follow the low ridge in the middle of the basin until you are forced to drop down to the creek. At this point you can skin up the north facing burn for mellow turns or head further up the basin for steeper lines.

This area is open to snowmobiles and there may be tracks or and/or sleds on any given slope.

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Dec 4, 2016
Andrew Wilson
Toured up the basin during a snowstorm that covered our tracks by the time we made our way out. Avy risk was high, visibility low. 7mi — 5h 30m

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