Top Adventures in Buffalo

  • Backpack to Willow Lake in the Cloud Peak Wilderness

    This was my first ever backpacking adventure and I couldn't recommend a better first timer trip. It's only a little over 8 miles so can easily be done as a full day hike, or backpacking for beginners! To get to the trailhead, you'll take Hwy 16 we...

    8.4 miles 8100 ft gain

  • Backpack to Highland Lake

    To get to Little Goose Trailhead take Red Grade Rd. west out of the little town on Bighorn for about 10 miles, then keep your eye out for FS Rd. 314 on the left, this you will follow until the road will eventually dead-end at the trailhead. There ...

    16 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Summit Blacktooth Mountain

    To get to the Little Goose Trailhead make sure you have a vehicle capable of traveling over very rough terrain and big rocks and cross 3 creeks, one of which is about 50 feet wide and 2 feet deep. Four-wheel drive would be strongly recommended.  F...

    24 miles 4000 ft gain

  • Summit Cloud Peak

    Although there is more than one way to access the peak, the most commonly used route begins at the West Tensleep Trailhead & Campground (44.258019, -107.215344) (Elevation: 9101 ft.) The trailhead can be reached from Buffalo, WY. Heading Sout...

    23 miles 4000 ft gain

  • Hike to Bomber Mountain

    Starting at West Tensleep Lake Trailhead is the best place to begin the trek up to Bomber Mountain. It is a 6.5 mile hike up to Mistymoon Lake following trail #63. It is about 1,100 foot elevation gain in the 6.5 miles, and the hike is very nice g...

    22.8 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike to Rainbow Lake in the Cloud Peak Wilderness

    Best accessed from the Geneva Pass trail, Rainbow Lake is a gorgeous hidden gem. It's not on the main Solitude Trail or the Lake Loop, but it's pretty straightforward to access. The lake is most easily reached via the Cliff Lake Trail. If you're a...

  • Camp at Sitting Bull Campground

    Sitting Bull Campground is located in the Bighorn National Forest, on the west side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway near the Cloud Peak Wilderness (51 miles east of Worland, WY). The campground is adjacent to a beautiful mountain meadow that provides ...

  • Backpack to Robin Lake

    Starting at Coffeen Park, head south on the Solitude Trail. This trail will wind through the woods for several miles, passing Lake Geneva, and then Solitude Lake. After a glimpse of Solitude (it's a bit off the trail to the west), you'll start the...

    12 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Rock Climbing Ten Sleep

    Ten Sleep Canyon is one of the best places to climb in the US. Located in North Central Wyoming, it is home to almost nobody other than the wild life. The closest town is Ten Sleep, population of about 210 people. The town has everything you mig...

  • Hike Soldier Ridge Trail

    This 4-mile (one-way) trail is a great spot just outside of town. The trail rolls gently with the hills and the views of the Bighorns and town are spectacular. I'd highly recommend stopping by for sunrise or sunset for some incredible light. It's ...

    8.2 miles

  • Ski Moonlight Peak

    The Bighorns have a whole lot to offer in any season. Most people probably do not think of the Bighorns as a ski destination, partly because there are only 2 ski areas in the whole range, and one, Antelope Butte was closed from 2004 until it reope...

    2 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike Tongue River Canyon

    Starting at the Tongue Canyon Campground, the trail meanders next to the river as the canyon walls get deeper and deeper. There are some pretty incredible limestone walls here, and the views along the canyon are excellent. Eventually you'll start ...

    8.8 miles 830 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      Buffalo Koa

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      Tie Hack

      Overview Tie Hack Campground is located close to Tie Hack Reservoir, just 15 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming on the east side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway, near the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. The Bi...

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      South Fork (Wyoming)

      Overview South Fork Campground is located 15 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming on the east side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway, near the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. The surrounding Bighorn National Fo...

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      Middle Fork

      Overview Middle Fork Campground is located 14 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming, adjacent to the Cloud Peak Skyway (scenic byway), near the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. The Bighorn National Forest offe...

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      Hettinger Group Area

      Overview Hettinger Group Campground is located 14 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming on the east side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway, near the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. The surrounding Bighorn National ...

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      Pole Creek Cabin

      Overview Pole Creek Cabin is unique in not only its quiet end-of-the-road location, but that it is also located along both a winter snowmobile trail and within the Pole Creek Cross Country Ski Area...

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