Description - This vast area includes spectacular mountain rivers, deep canyons, high peaks and miles of rolling sagebrush and high desert.
- This is a vast and unpopulated region with some spectacular attractions. Just east of Yellowstone National Park lies the Shoshone National Forest and several large wilderness areas which help make up one of the largest undeveloped areas in the lower 48 states. The Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest lie in the middle of this region offering an area of high peaks, mountain meadows and deep canyons. Devils Tower National Monument is located at the east end of this region. The nearly vertical monolith rises 1,267 feet above the meandering Belle Fourche River.
Recreation - The mountains, rivers and canyons of this region offer some outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation. Some of the most popular activities include hiking, backpacking, camping, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, and cross-country skiing.
Climate - As throughout the Rocky Mountains, the climate varies drastically depending on elevation. Summers generally offer warm clear days with cool nights. Afternoon thunderstorms are often a possibility in the summer. In the winter, sunshine, with plenty of snow in the higher elevations, are ideal for winter activities. Harsh weather - including wind, cold, and snow - is possible throughout the winter and even throughout the year, in the highest elevations.
The Northern Wyoming Travel Region includes the area from the eastern Yellowstone National Park boundary, east to the South Dakota border. It includes the towns of Cody, Sheridan, Buffalo, and Gillette. Interstate 90 and US 14 and 14A are primary highways through this region.