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North-Northeast Region

Perhaps no other region of Wyoming lends itself to a leisurely week of camping like the north and northeast. In the corner of the state, you'll find Wyoming's share of the Black Hills. Devil's Tower, a Wyoming icon and old volcano core, is sure to keep you pulling your camera from its case. To the west, across the Powder River Basin, which boasts of North America's largest active coal mine (tours are available), you'll find the magnificent peaks of the Bighorn Mountains.

Lying 40 miles wide and over 90 miles north and south, these mountains climb from 5,000 feet to over 13,000 feet. In between, you'll find hundreds of miles of backcountry drives, 4WD roads, and ATV trails. There are dozens of mountainous campgrounds where the days are cool and the nights are crisp. Those seeking backcountry beauty can explore the Cloud Peak Wilderness by horse or foot. The rock climbing near the western town of Tensleep pulls people from all over the region.

The Bighorns are a great place to setup camp for a week, but they also serve as a convenient (and scenic) place to spend a night while enroute to or from the Yellowstone region - and many visitors discover the Bighorns doing just that.



Bighorn scenery

Bighorn canyon

Bighorn campground

North Bighorn campground

Crazy Woman Canyon

Tensleep Creek

Devils Tower

Devils tower base

Tie Hack fishing



Shell Falls

Sibley Lake

Bighorn creek

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