Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway Ten Sleep to Buffalo

Ten Sleep, Wyoming

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A 64-mile paved highway up spectacular Ten Sleep Canyon and over the southern end of the high Big Horn Mountains to Buffalo. This drive climbs over the Big Horn Mountains, one of the largest and most spectacular mountain ranges in Wyoming. Only mountains in the northwestern corner of the state surpass the Big Horns in height. The road climbs from Ten Sleep up rugged Ten Sleep Canyon, past Meadowlark Lake, over Powder River Pass, and down into Buffalo. It was once the main route to Yellowstone from eastern parts of the country. Special attractions: Big Horn Mountains, Bighorn National Forest, Cloud Peak Wilderness, Meadowlark Lake, West Tensleep Lake, High Park Ski Area, Ten Sleep Canyon, hiking, fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing, scenic views, fall color. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway: Ten Sleep to Buffalo Professional Review and Guide

"A 64-mile paved highway up spectacular Ten Sleep Canyon and over the southern end of the high Big Horn Mountains to Buffalo. This drive climbs over the Big Horn Mountains, one of the largest and most spectacular mountain ranges in Wyoming. Only mountains in the northwestern corner of the state surpass the Big Horns in height. The road climbs from Ten Sleep up rugged Ten Sleep Canyon, past Meadowlark Lake, over Powder River Pass, and down into Buffalo. It was once the main route to Yellowstone from eastern parts of the country.

Special attractions: Big Horn Mountains, Bighorn National Forest, Cloud Peak Wilderness, Meadowlark Lake, West Tensleep Lake, High Park Ski Area, Ten Sleep Canyon, hiking, fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing, scenic views, fall color. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Ten Sleep
Distance: 64
Season: Summer and fall is best. Snows can temporarily close the road in winter.
Local Contacts: Bighorn National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway: Ten Sleep to Buffalo

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