Middle Fork Powder River

Kaycee, Wyoming

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Located 17 miles west and 6 miles south of Kaycee, on the very southern fringe of the Bighorn Mountains. Extremely rugged landscape that offers myriad exploration opportunities.

Middle Fork Powder River Professional Review and Guide

"Located 17 miles west and 6 miles south of Kaycee, on the very southern fringe of the Bighorn Mountains. Extremely rugged landscape that offers myriad exploration opportunities."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kaycee
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Difficult
Local Contacts: BLM Buffalo Resource Office (307) 684-1100
Local Maps: USGS: Poker Butte, Gordon Creek, Roughlock Hill, First Water Draw. Better overview topo maps from the BLM's 1:100,000 surface management maps include Kaycee and No Water (the latter for the upper portions of the river drainage). Since 20 percent of the land in this area is privately owned, these maps help one plot adventures without the threat of trespass.
Driving Directions: Directions to Middle Fork Powder River

Recent Trail Reviews

6/5/2001
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This is a unique hiking experience that is better described as an "area" than a "trail". A BLM road parallels this fork of the Powder River and the Middle Fork trails are simply several trails that lead from the road to the river. One such trail leads to the "Outlaw caves" (used by Butch Cassidy and his gang) should you choose to do a river crossing. The region in general is full of game and cattle trails and it is overall a pleasant area to wander around and enjoy the scenic Wyoming panoramas. There are interesting sandstone formations here as well as praire and canyon views. If you happen to be in this remote area it is certainly worth exploring!



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