I had not hiked up the access road before and it's been years since I'd even driven the road. So, I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it was. At this time of year, the road is in the sunshine almost the whole way. And the views along the way were pretty impressive.
In the winter, the Sheep River is usually frozen and crossing on the ice is an easy way to access trails on the south side of the river.
A pleasant south-facing trail over some low hills above the Sheep River. Can be hiked year-round.