Sheep Mountain - Camp 60 OHV Loop
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The Sheep Mountain-Camp 60 OHV Loop is a popular ride in northcentral Idaho, near Orofino. The Clearwater National Forest, in partnership with the Orofino-based PLAY OHV club, has signed the trail at major intersections to help OHV riders find their way around the loop. The full loop is approximately 55 miles in length, and it's rated for all abilities. The trail tread is suitable for motorbikes or ATVs. The trails cruise through the dense and lush forests of the Clearwater National Forest ... you will see lots of big views, maybe some wildlife and mountain wildflowers. Be sure to bring plenty of food and water for the ride. The ride takes about 4-6 hours, depending on your speed and skill.
To access the trailhead, take State Highway 11 northeast of Orofino to Headquarters. Turn right on Forest Road #246 and follow that more than 10 miles to the trailhead at Camp 60. There is a large parking area at the trailhead, public rest rooms and space for overnight self-support camping.
To begin the ride, go east on Forest Road #246, cross Tepee Creek, and then take the next left on the Sheep Mountain ATV Trail. Head north for Deadhorse Saddle. About half-way to the saddle, you'll bear left at a junction. Once at Deadhorse Saddle, cross Forest Road #683, pick up the trail and continue heading north. At Sheep Mountain Saddle, take Forest Road #681 toward Swanson Saddle. Stay on #681 at Swanson Saddle, and loop around clockwise to the Sheep Mountain Trail. Go straight over the top of Sheep Mountain. At the next junction, turn left and follow the green trail to a hairpin corner near Swanson Saddle. Go left at the hairpin and follow the trail around to Forest Road #246. Follow that trail for a number of miles until you come to a junction just before Deadhorse Creek. Go right at that junction and follow the OHV trail back to Camp 60. If you're still thirsting for more adventure, head south by the Camp 60 trailhead and take the ATV trail (Route #670) to a junction. Go left to Lodge Creek and ride a ridge back to the #246 road, turn left and return to the trailhead.