Trails and Pathways
Col. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody was a renowned scout and explorer. It is only natural that Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone County be filled with developed pathways and trails.
Cody PathWays is a system of multi-use trails and provides the public with non-motorized access to the natural, recreational, cultural, and historical resources in Cody, Wyoming. For a full color map and brochure contact the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce, 836 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY 82414. Toll-free 1.800.393.2639.
Much of the land in Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone Country is public land; the Shoshone National Forest, Bureau of Land Management or Yellowstone National Park. Each of these entities has their own set of restrictions concerning hiking or horseback riding their trails. Please visit the websites listed below for current information.
Bureau of Land Management
A variety of recreation opportunities await you on over one million acres of public lands in the northern half of the Bighorn Basin. Hike or ride horseback on several trails which access the beautiful and wild Absaroka Mountains west of Cody. Visit the McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area east of Cody and explore the colorful badlands with your camera. View wild horses as they roam the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Herd Management Area. Float or fish the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River north of Cody and hunt for deer, elk, antelope, rabbits, upland birds and waterfowl.
Cody - In Town | (307) 578-5900 | Visit Official WebsiteView Details
Shoshone National Forest
The Shoshone National Forest was set aside in 1891 as part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, making the Shoshone the first national forest in the United States. It consists of some 2.4 million acres of varied terrain ranging from sagebrush flats to rugged mountains. The higher mountains are snow-clad most of the year. Immense areas of exposed rock are interspersed with meadows and forests. With Yellowstone National Park on its western border, the Shoshone encompasses the area from the Montana state line south to Lander, Wyoming, and includes portions of the Absaroka, Wind River, and Beartooth Mountains.
Cody - In Town | (307) 527-6241 | Visit Official WebsiteView Details