hiking, Trails, Parks, and pathways
Spend the day or several days exploring the trails and backcountry of the rugged northwest Wyoming landscape. See astonishing rock formations, broad sweeps of forest, wide open meadows, rivers, lakes and abundant wildlife. Or choose the less rugged route on our developed trails and pathways.
Much of the land in Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone Country is public land; the Shoshone National Forest, Bureau of Land Management and Yellowstone National Park. Each of these entities has their own set of restrictions concerning hiking or horseback riding on their trails.
Please remember that we share this beautiful country with our local wildlife. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the rules, regulations and safety precautions that must be taken to ensure your stay in Buffalo Bill’s Yellowstone Country is a safe, happy and memorable one. Click here to read about the safety precautions issued by the National Park Service. Click here to download hiking and camping facts issued by The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, Wyoming Game & Fish Dept and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
For further information on hiking inside Yellowstone National Park including downloadable day hike guides please visit the National Park Service website or click the image to the right to enlarge a map of hiking trails.
For further information on recreation opportunities in the Shoshone National Forest including hiking trails please download their Visitor Guide.
For further information on recreation opportunities on public lands visit the Bureau of Land Management website.
Cody has more than 25 developed parks and nine miles of trails featuring picnic shelters, BBQ grills, tennis and basketball courts,
baseball and softball fields, BMX/Skating park and more. Please click Cody Parks & Pathways for a map of the various parks and public facilities.
The town of Meeteetse owns and operates Lion’s Park, Riverside Park, the Meeteetse Shooting Range and Meeteetse Rodeo Grounds. Amenities include picnic tables, grills, playground, skate park and more. For further information please visit the town of Meeteetse website www.townofmeeteetse.org.
Powell has 9 parks offering playgrounds, tennis, softball and baseball fields, skate park, horseshoe pitch, wading pool, bandshell, basketball courts, fishing pond and 1.5 miles of paved trails. For further information please visit the City of Powell Parks Department.
Absaroka Bikefitters and Backcountry Guides
Absaroka Bikefitters and Backcountry Guides offer single day trips to multi-day backpacking adventures. Their knowledgeable guides will help you decide what trip best suits you to get out explore northwest Wyoming. See secluded lakes, high alpine tundra, elk, deer, wolves or grizzly bears. Call them to book your adventure in the rugged backcountry of the West. Call for hours and pricing.
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Bureau of Land Management
A variety of recreation opportunities await you on over one million acres of public lands in the northern half of the Bighorn Basin. Hike or ride horseback on several trails which access the beautiful and wild Absaroka Mountains west of Cody. Visit the McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area east of Cody and explore the colorful badlands with your camera. View wild horses as they roam the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Herd Management Area. Float or fish the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River north of Cody and hunt for deer, elk, antelope, rabbits, upland birds and waterfowl.
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Jackson Hole Mountain Guides
Climbing school and guide service. Jackson Hole Mountain Guides specializes in tours in the Beartooth Mountains, which are known for their remote peaks, high plateaus, and surprise storms. They also have experts to guide hikers through the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, which has over half a million acres, and is one of the lower 48’s largest contiguous wilderness areas. Half day and full day programs available for all ages. Custom hiking, backpacking, climbing and mountaineering trips also available. JHMG is accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association.
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Shoshone National Forest
The Shoshone National Forest was set aside in 1891 as part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, making the Shoshone the first national forest in the United States. It consists of some 2.4 million acres of varied terrain ranging from sagebrush flats to rugged mountains. The higher mountains are snow-clad most of the year. Immense areas of exposed rock are interspersed with meadows and forests. With Yellowstone National Park on its western border, the Shoshone encompasses the area from the Montana state line south to Lander, Wyoming, and includes portions of the Absaroka, Wind River, and Beartooth Mountains.
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