The Hole-in-the-Wall

Description

Any tour of outlaw country should include a trip into the vast expanse west of Kaycee known as the Hole-in-the-Wall. Situated between the sandstone cliffs of the Red Wall and the Big Horn Mountains, the Hole-in-the-Wall is both a verdant valley and a funnel-shaped canyon where Butch Cassidy and his gang escaped from pursuing lawmen. If you want to drive into the public portions of this stunning landscape, take Barnum Road west from Kaycee for 17.1 miles. At the sign designating the Middle Fork Management Area of the Powder River, turn left onto the gravel road. Continue for 8.5 miles, then watch for the sign to the Outlaw Cave. The cave is two miles past the turn. Another .3 miles past the cave, you'll find Indian pictographs at an ancient rock shelter. Remember, this is rugged country: if it's been raining you'll definitely want a high-clearance vehicle to make the trip. Ask the folks in Kaycee about conditions before heading out. The true Hole-in-the-Wall and the Wild Bunch's hideout are located on Willow Creek Ranch. You'll need permission from the folks there to visit or even to find it. Fortunately, that's their business. This enormous 57,000-acre working cattle, horse, and guest ranch plays host year-round to people who are looking for a true cowboy experience. Don't expect dude ranch facilities. You'll be doing a lot of riding and roughing it. But then, you'll get to ride where the bad guys rode and hide where the bad guys hid.

Address

Kaycee Area Chamber of Commerce
Take Barnum Road west from Kaycee and follow the signs
Kaycee, WY 82639

Lat/Long

43.54763600, -106.83760300
Visit Website
(307) 738-2444

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