Cloud Peak Wilderness

Hiking in the Cloud Peak WildernessCloud Peak WildernessOver 189,000 acres of Forest Service managed wilderness are visible to the north and west as you travel along The Sweet 16 from Powder River Pass down toward Ten Sleep. Accessible only by foot or horseback, the Cloud Peak Wilderness features a star attraction, Cloud Peak, the tallest peak in the Big Horn National Forest at 13,167 feet.

Hundreds of high-aline lakes rest like diamonds amid a mix of pine and spruce forests meadows and wetlands. Miles of streams and backcountry trails make the Cloud Peak Wilderness popular with backpackers, horsemen and fly-fishermen. Fishing the high-alpine lakes after the ice thaws is known to keep a fly-rod bent all day long.

Click Here to read a travel blog on the Cloud Peak Wilderness for older visitors.