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 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.

Yellowstone Hiking TrailsFor 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.

shoshone national forest 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.

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