The first day of summer is quickly approaching and I am ready. Longer days and warm temperatures are welcomed as we say goodbye to the Wyoming cold and wind. This winter seemed to be more windy making me all the more excited for summer. It is invigorating to get outside during the summer months in Cody/Yellowstone Country and explore. I am always ready for some summertime adventure!
Horseback riding is a great way to experience Buffalo Bill’s personal playground. There are stables just outside of town offering rides that overlook town. If you want a little more adventure, mosey down the road towards Yellowstone where there are several guest ranches that offer day rides into the Absaroka Mountains. Be prepared to enjoy Wyoming wildflowers, beautiful mountain vistas and possibly wildlife. If you are really feeling adventurous, stay at one of the ranches and ride every day! There is an old cowboy saying that “everything looks better from the back of a horse.” Experience it for yourself.
The Shoshone River begins in Yellowstone and runs right through Cody. Every section of the river offers great fishing. The North Fork of the Shoshone is incredibly scenic with great walk and wade fishing. The North Fork dumps into the waters of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir just outside of town. Fish from the shore or get out on a boat. In town, you can fish on your own or contact one of the fly shops in town for a float trip. The more adventurous might want to hire a guide and fish some of the high mountain waters. No matter what you chose, it will be great fun!
A “cool” way to experience Cody Country is a river rafting trip. These trips are great for the whole family. Hit all the major rapids and some tranquil pools on the Shoshone River with a 2-3 hour trip. If you are feeling more adventurous, take a half day trip on the North Fork of the Shoshone. These trips offer great wildlife viewing like bighorn sheep on the cliffs, moose grazing along the river’s edge and maybe an eagle soaring above. There are several rafting companies in Cody that will provide a great experience and equipment.
I love to experience the area’s natural beauty by getting out and hiking. The opportunities are endless in Cody/Yellowstone Country. Yellowstone offers about 1,000 miles of trails with a variety of terrain. Park rangers are happy to assist with planning your hike. Be prepared for changing weather conditions as well as wildlife encounters. Bear spray is a must in Cody/Yellowstone Country! Trails abound throughout our region. Sunlight Sports in Cody offers outdoor concierge services. They can help you plan and outfit your hike.
These are just a few of the outdoor adventure opportunities in the area. It is not hard to plan a weekend or week long adventure in Cody/Yellowstone Country. Don’t forget that Cody has great restaurants and evening entertainment in the summer months too! Plan an adventure getaway this summer.
Until next time, I’ll be lovin’ adventure in Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone Country,