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Drive 168.7 miles • 3 hours, 2 minutes

A pair of outlaws and one devilish tower await adventurers in Wyoming. With the Bighorn Mountains to the west, the Devils Tower to the east, and several scenic towns in between, taking I-90 through eastern Wyoming will give you a taste of the beauty and history of a slice of the Old West that’s still wild.




1. Sheridan

Starting Point • Nature, Outdoor Recreation

The picturesque Bighorn Mountains paint a backdrop for the Old West town of Sheridan and provide a place to escape for relaxation or adventure. Take a drive on the Bighorn Mountain Scenic Byway (preferably without your RV; the steepness and curves prohibit larger vehicles) for some of the biggest views around. Along the route, you’ll find hiking trails, picnic areas and fishing spots, so be sure to allow time to leave the car to embark on outdoor adventures.


2. Buffalo

37.4 miles, 44 minutes • Food, History, Shopping

The Old West comes alive in your next stop, Buffalo. Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and other outlaws once made this area their stomping grounds. Time-travel back to their heyday with a stop at the Historic Occidental Hotel Museum. Belly up to the saloon bar and learn about the famous visitors who left their names in the guest book. Continue your visit with a walk on Main Street for shopping; imagine when desperadoes strolled these same streets.


3. Gillette

69.5 miles, 1 hour, 14 minutes • Entertainment, Food, History, Quirky, Shopping, Sports

Once a bustling hub for trains transporting coal out of local mines, Gillette today boasts a bustling calendar full of festivals. Winter Fest, held in February, has a full slate of offerings, including activities, a trade show, live entertainment and a rodeo. Each June, the Donkey Creek Festival offers three days of musical acts and artist vendors. Visitors at other times of the year are sure to find something of interest taking place at the CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities, with over 1,000 acres of space for conventions, exhibits, performances and more.



4. Sundance

61.7 miles, 1 hour, 4 minutes • History, Nature, Outdoor Recreation

As you make your way east, the Sundance Mountains and the town of Sundance come into view. About 25 miles to the northwest, you’ll find Devils Tower National Monument. This geological wonder shoots over 800 feet skyward, a daunting formation of stone. Long before President Teddy Roosevelt declared it America’s first national monument, local Native American tribes considered it sacred. Learn more about its history at the visitor center, and then take a hike to circle the base of the tower.