Fire Memorial Trail

Cody, Wyoming

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An enjoyable day hike through a 55-year-old forest fire scar; a moving memorial to firefighters who lost their lives at their work. Between August 20 and August 24, 1937, an intense fire consumed much more than the 1,254 acres of forest it blackened. A sudden gale-force wind on August 21 whipped the fire into a roaring inferno. Fifteen men died and 39 more were injured as the blaze raced up the mountainside on which they were working. A stone and brass memorial now stands high on the northern slopes of 10,219-foot Clayton Mountain to honor those men.

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"An enjoyable day hike through a 55-year-old forest fire scar; a moving memorial to firefighters who lost their lives at their work.

Between August 20 and August 24, 1937, an intense fire consumed much more than the 1,254 acres of forest it blackened. A sudden gale-force wind on August 21 whipped the fire into a roaring inferno. Fifteen men died and 39 more were injured as the blaze raced up the mountainside on which they were working. A stone and brass memorial now stands high on the northern slopes of 10,219-foot Clayton Mountain to honor those men."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cody
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best June through September
Local Contacts: Shoshone National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Clayton Mountain, Chimney Rock
Driving Directions: Directions to Fire Memorial Trail

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