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Horse Creek
Kirk Inberg/Kevin Roy
Laramie Peak
Medicine Lodge
Mexican Creek
Morgan Creek
Ocean Lake
Pennock Mountain
Red Canyon
Red Rim-Daley
Red Rim-Grizzly
Sand Mesa
Soda Lake
South Park
Springer/Bump Sullivan
Table Mountain
Tom Thorne/Beth Williams

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Forbes/Sheep Mountain Wildlife Habitat Management Area

Travel 22 miles west of Laramie on Wyoming Highway 130 and then nine miles south on the Fox Creek Road.  The 950-acre area is at the western end of Sheep Mountain and is an important winter-feeding site for about 500 deer and 300 elk.  The Wyoming Game & Fish Commission purchases this land to provide improved public access to the 20,000 acres of wild lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service on Sheep Mountain.

You will find more than deer and elk in this rough, rocky terrain.  Mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes roam here.  Clark�s nutcrackers, hairy woodpeckers, turkey vultures, pine siskins and goshawks are just a few of the bird species present.

Land owned by the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission and the U.S. Forest Service on Sheep Mountain provides excellent opportunities for hiking, wildlife watching and hunting.  There is a foot trail to the top of Sheep Mountain, an improvement over alternate routes within the habitat area.

Forbes is closed each year from January 1 through April 30

Last Modified: June 18, 2012