Washakie & Absaroka Wilderness Areas

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Wilderness Areas

No trip to Cody, Wyoming is complete without exploring the beautiful wilderness areas surrounding the mountain towns such as Washakie wilderness, Absaroka Wilderness and the popular Yellowstone National Park.

  • Cody, Wyoming is surrounded by some amazing wilderness areas, a must see for visitors.
  • Wasakie Wilderness, Absaroka- Beartooth and Yellowstone National Park are three spectacular spots.
  • Areas stay open all year but weather restrictions apply.
  • Each area facilitates a huge range of outdoor activities including hiking, camping and snow sports.



Cody, Wyoming is surrounding by some of the most beautiful wilderness in all of America and three particularly stunning areas are Washakie Wilderness, Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness and the always popular Yellowstone National Park. Each boasts an abundance of wildlife, fabulous scenery and facilitate a huge range of sports and activities for both Summer and Winter.


Each location is accessible from Cody, the nearest being Washakie Wilderness which is just 30 miles Southwest of Cody. Yellowstone National Park is 50 miles West of Cody and Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness is just over sixty miles.


Wilderness areas stay open throughout the year but weather restrictions can apply.


Each area has particular specialities such as Washakie's horseback riding, Absaroka- Beartooth's popular day hiking trails and Yellowstone's geological hotspots where numerous volcanic features can be seen. All of the Wilderness areas share an extreme beauty and are all great places to indulge in a huge range of outdoor activities from skiing to hiking.

Additional Info

The huge expanse of the Wilderness areas means you should focus on a small area to explore if you are on a day/weekend trip. Yellowstone is the largest of all the wilderness areas spanning a massive 2.2 million acres.

Other Wilderness Areas Resources

Grand Teton Mountain

The Grand Teton is the jewel of the Teton Mountain Range.

Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness

This vast wilderness area contains the largest land mass above 10,000 feet in North America.