Go hiking and see the birds, deer, elk, moose, bears, and bighorn sheep


Experience the birds chirping, animal tracks, observing wildlife, babbling brooks, blue skies, fresh air, air movement on your skin, and peacefulness. Several hiking options are available around the lodge, using nearby trailheads with trails on the Shoshone National Forest and in Yellowstone National Park, and in neighboring other areas in Park County. Experience wildlife, dramatic mountain scenery, active geysers, wildflowers and dramatic elevation changes. Short trails, long trails, easy trails and difficult trails, you’ll find them all here! Ask for assistance, if needed. Remember we are in bear country.


East Yellowstone & Shoshone National Forest Hikes – consist of 940 miles of trails winding through the Shoshone National Forest’s 2,466,586 acres. Hikers pass through terrain ranging from sagebrush flats to rugged mountain peaks. Trails vary in length, difficulty and elevation change. Wildlife on the Shoshone includes deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, grizzly and black bears, as well as numerous smaller animals, birds, and cold water fish. Please check trailhead bulletin boards for possible closures, special bear orders, and other current information.


Yellowstone Hikes – Trail conditions may change suddenly and unexpectedly. Bear activity, rain or snow storms, high water, and fires may temporarily close trails. Self-guiding trail maps, geysers along those trails, details on geyser prediction times may be obtained by stopping by the visitor centers in the Park.

Trails vary in length - some trails are flat and easy while others are long and have high elevation gain


Trout Fishing in the East Yellowstone area is known for its large cutthroats, rainbows, and brook trout. There are many streams that feed into the North Fork of the Shoshone…and are open to fly fishing, bait fishing & spin fishing. The main body of water that is fished in East Yellowstone is the North Fork of the Shoshone River between Yellowstone National Park and Cody, WY. This requires a Wyoming Game & Fish Department fishing license and equipment. Fishing in Yellowstone requires a Park fishing license. Please read the regulations before fishing! Let us know if you need assistance or that private licensed guide (folks that actually live in the area) to take you to the hot-spots, show you how to fish, or for fishing equipment rental.

This stretch of the river was once described by Teddy Roosevelt as 50 miles of the most scenic land in America. The fisheries on this river are greatly enhanced by spawning runs of rainbow trout and Yellowstone cutthroat out of Buffalo Bill Reservoir. This river is managed as a wild fishery with all reproduction occurring naturally. Fishermen fishing this river would be well advised to be on the lookout for grizzly bears especially in spring and early summer.

Fishing on the North Fork requires a Wyoming fishing license
Yellowstone fishing requires a separate, Yellowstone Park fishing license

Horseback Riding

We can help you arrange horseback riding, trail rides, pack trips, cookouts and campfires, for a deep rich western tradition that your family can enjoy. Views in the Shoshone National Forest and Yellowstone National Park are absolutely breath-taking. You will have the opportunities to take pictures of animals, mountain flowers, and the beautiful mountain ranges. Horseback riding trips vary from one hour to all day and can be customized for individual or group desires. Dozens of different trails are available to ride. The more adventuresome rider can take an overnight pack trip and fish in an untamed mountain stream for native cutthroat trout. You might see grizzly bear, elk, moose, mule deer, whitetail deer, mountain sheep, or black bear. We work with other neighboring lodges and concessions, to be able to offer different programs.

Horseback riding trips vary from one hour to all day and can be customized for individual or group desires

Family Reunion

Schedule your next family reunion in the beauty of East Yellowstone. Enjoy days trips to Yellowstone or excursions to the Cody Nite Rodeo or the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Take a trail ride with your sibling you haven’t seen in years. Go river rafting with your kids. Sing around the campfire with your grandkids, family, or friends.

A family reunion in East Yellowstone will certainly be one to remember

Day Trips & Scenic Drives

Northwestern Wyoming has numerous scenic byways featuring dramatic views and rugged mountain ranges. Take a trip into Yellowstone National Park and explore all it’s wonders or spend a day in Cody at the 5 museums of the Buffalo Bill’s Center of the West. No matter which drive you choose, allow extra time to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds the Lodges of East Yellowstone!

Whether it’s a scenic drive or a day trip to Yellowstone National Park or Cody, WY, we are centrally located on the Yellowstone Highway for unforgettable Wyoming road trips. Wyoming highway 14/16/20, also known as Yellowstone Highway and North Fork Highway, connects Cody to Yellowstone National Park’s East Gate. This stretch of road the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway, was also called “The fifty most beautiful miles in America” by President Theodore Roosevelt and it certainly lives up to its reputation.

Also consider the Beartooth Scenic Byway, Yellowstone’s lower loop, Yellowstone’s upper loop, Yellowstone’s outer loop, and the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway. If you are driving to get here, also check out the Big Horn Mountain range from Sheridan and Buffalo, the Wind River Canyon south of Thermopolis, and Togwotee Pass between Dubois and Moran Junction.

This link gives you details and mileage of various day trips.

The Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway was also called “The fifty most beautiful miles in America” by President Theodore Roosevelt