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Hiking & Biking

Hiking & Biking

Hiking & Biking

Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers can embark on unforgettable hiking and biking adventures in Buffalo and Kaycee, Wyoming — where expansive skies meet rugged landscapes to deliver the true essence of the wild. 

Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll, a chance to observe wildlife or a vigorous workout surrounded by nature, the Clear Creek Trail System has something to offer everyone. One of the most popular multi-use and maintained trails in the region weaves its way through Buffalo, extending all the way to Mosier Gulch. As you explore this pristine landscape, you’ll find yourself immersed in the beauty of creek bottoms and captivating vistas along the 7-mile path. With plenty of benches dotting the mostly flat trail, you can pause, catch your breath, and soak in the magnificent scenery, all while staying within earshot of the babbling creek. For further information on trails, please visit

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Cycling enthusiasts are in for a treat — the Clear Creek Trail System offers excellent opportunities for both beginner and intermediate bikers, regardless of the season. This well-maintained trail system allows you to follow the meandering course of Clear Creek, providing stunning views and wildlife encounters — all while staying conveniently close to town.
The trail even connects with the Mentok trail, often hailed as the “signature trail” in the region. Intermediate to advanced riders can follow this all the way up Mosier Gulch or traverse the face of Grouse Mountain for a challenging ride. For further information on trails, please visit

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Bud Love Wildlife Habitat Management Area

Just six miles northwest of Buffalo off French Creek Road, this area offers 7,900 acres owned by the Game & Fish Commission for the preservation of the wildlife habitat. There are multiple entrances (open seasonally). Whichever direction you choose to go, you’ll experience beauty and likely see wildlife.
Where: 6 miles northwest of Buffalo on French Creek Road, then  2 miles in on North Sayles Creek Road
Activities:  Horseback Riding, Hiking, Biking and Fishing
Expect: Fewer people, incredible views, gorgeous canyon hike up the face of the mountain
Popular: Firebox Park, Rock & Keno Creeks — Wind through a stunning canyon up the face to Firebox Park, with trail loops through Rock and Keno Creeks. This is a hidden gem.
Alternative: Hit the trail and wind your way up Firebox Canyon for incredible views through Sayles Creek and Rock Creek.
Closed January 1 through May 14

Head into the Bighorns

The Bighorn Mountains offer an abundance of trailheads and trails. Elgin Park, Hunter Corrals and Circle Park are all popular trailheads.
Where: Less than 15 miles from Buffalo on Hwy 16
Activities: Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding

Circle Park Trailhead

Where: FS Road 20, 13 miles west on Highway 16
Great For: Hiking and Fishing
Expect: Heavy Use, Stunning Views, Camping Nearby
Popular: Sherd Lake — 1.8 miles | Rainy Lake – 6 miles | Willow Lake – 8 miles

Hunter Corrals

Where: FS Road 19, 12 miles west on Highway 16
Great For: Horseback Riding, Hiking and Fishing
Expect: Corral — Hosts for Horse and Trail Advice, Camping 
Popular: Seven Brothers Lakes — 8mi | Florence Pass/Bomber Mountain — this long, gradual hike leads to a historic monument and the wreckage of a military bomber that crashed there in 1943.

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  • Campfires, other than a self-contained stove, are not allowed within 300 feet of lakes, streams or trails.
  • Camping is not permitted within 100 feet of any lake or stream.
  • Camping at sites posted as being closed is not permitted.
  • Camping structures such as hitching racks, tent frames, pegs, and fire rings must be dismantled after use.
  • Hitching, tethering or hobbling a horse must be done so it does not cause injury to live trees. Keep hitched or hobbled horses 100 feet from a lake or stream.
  • Groups may have a maximum of 25 people or a combination totaling 25 people/ recreational stock, with no more than 15 head of stock in any one group.
  • Cutting a trail switchback is not permitted.
  • Possessing a bicycle or other mechanical/ motorized vehicle is prohibited.
  • All users must register prior to entry.

For more maps, locations, gear and tips, reach out to the experts.

Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation

Check out the WONDER Map.

Outdoor Recreation Pathfinder

For free, personalized fishing information, contact an Outdoor Recreation Pathfinder at

U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management

High Plains District Office 
1425 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY

U.S. Forest Service

Powder River Ranger District 
1415 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY

The Sports Lure

The Sports Lure
66 South Main Street, Buffalo Wy

Places to Fish

Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Places to Fish in Wyoming
Places to Fish

Interactive State Map of Fishing Locations

Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Interactive Fishing Guide
Interactive State Map of Fishing Locations

Hiking in and around the Bighorns can be an enjoyable, rewarding experience. Trails are found along lakes and streams, across grassy parklands and to high mountain summits. Before you start exploring, accurately locate trails by purchasing a detailed Forest Map at U.S. Forest Service offices or at many commercial outlets throughout the area. Topographic maps are available through the U.S. Geological Survey or at local sporting goods stores. Another source of information is the Office of Outdoor Recreation’s WONDER Map. This interactive map shows trailheads in the area as well as providing basic trail information.

  • Plan ahead
  • Know your abilities and limitations.
  • Tell someone where you’re going.
  • Carry the appropriate maps.
  • Be aware of weather changes.
  • Carry water, food, a first-aid kit and other essentials.
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