Buffalo and Kaycee are home to some of the best and most diverse access to the Bighorn Mountains, with the small town of Buffalo nestled in the foothills at the junction of I-25 and I-90. A major attraction for locals and visitors alike who are up for adventure, striking panoramic views and rich Western history, the towns of Buffalo and Kaycee and all of Johnson County never fail to deliver.
Johnson County’s heritage is rich in agriculture, bolstered by the settling of the West, the rise of the cattle and sheep industries. The immigration of Basque sheepherders throughout the early 1900’s brought with it a culture that also helped shape our community.
Today, Buffalo is a hidden gem with a vibrant main street filled with fine art galleries, boutique shopping, family owned restaurants, and local retail stores offering all you need for a relaxing getaway or high country adventure. Experience a 4-star golf course, and a variety of unique lodging experiences from eclectic Airbnb options to cozy motels, hotels, RV parks and mountain campgrounds.
A drive up Highway 16 West, otherwise known as the Cloud Peak Scenic Byway, takes visitors directly into the Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest. With 189,000 acres of wilderness and 1,500 miles of trails the Bighorns are a popular destination for both tourists and Wyoming natives.
Visitors from all over the world travel to Johnson County each year to take in the breathtaking scenery and experience all the recreation, abundant wildlife and small town western hospitality the area has to offer.
Experience incredible fishing opportunities, from creeks just minutes from town to alpine lakes high up in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Camp at groomed campgrounds dotted throughout the Bighorn National Forest, stay at a local guest ranch, or pack up your family for a pack trip adventure with a local outfitter.
Up for some self-guided hiking, biking, horseback riding or atv-ing? The Bighorns offer miles of well mapped trails with well-maintained Trail Heads, just minutes from Buffalo. A quick stop at the Forest Service before you take off can be a valuable asset to help you plan a fun, safe, successful adventure.
Take a drive south to Kaycee, where you can take in a truly western community, home of country music artist Chris Ledoux. The area is complete with access to the Hole-in-the-Wall Country, home to the hideout of the infamous Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Take in rustic dining, tour the Hoofprints of the Past Museum and relax in Chris LeDoux park.
Wherever you start from, get ready for an experience like you’ve never before had. Immerse yourself in nature, rejuvenate in the fresh air, take in the beautiful scenery and reconnect with what really matters. Welcome to our community!
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