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Location

HorseWorks Wyoming, a working horse ranch located in Grass Creek between Cody and Thermopolis, Wyoming near beautiful Yellowstone National Park, is on the Absaroka Front, a prong of the Rocky Mountains in the American West. Ride on 66,000 acres ranging from sage brush flats to expansive scrub pine mountains.

Today, fewer people travel this 15-mile wide and 25-mile long country than traveled it seventy years ago. The land is wild and beautiful. Enjoy easy day rides from HorseWorks’ ranch headquarters or faster paced, tougher rides into the high country, trailing the remuda, and on occasion moving the cattle. When you return, rinse off the legacy of the dusty trail with a hot shower and take a break from the saddle to see the Cody Nite Rodeo or soak in the World’s Largest Hot Springs in Thermopolis.

At HorseWorks’ headquarters, bunk in rustic 12’ x 16’ log cabins with electricity and heat. Stay overnight at Prospect Cow Camp, homesteaded in the late 1800’s by an enterprising couple who changed the flow of the Grass Creek channel, covered the spring, and set up a bootlegging still under the rim that overlooked the big cottonwoods and their one-room cabin.

Directions to HorseWorks Wyoming Ranch

Printable Directions to Ranch

DO NOT GET DIRECTIONS FROM GPS, GOOGLE OR MAPQUEST — THEY ARE WRONG!!

DIRECTIONS from Billings or Cody

  • Leave Cody, WY on Hwy 120 toward Meeteetse and Thermopolis.
  • Go through Meeteetse and continue past the Gooseberry Rest Area on your left to the Grass Creek sign at mile marker 36 (County Rd 17/Four Mile Road).
  • Turn right and go 4 miles go the T.
  • Turn left onto Hwy 171 (the Marathon Oilfield Headquarters is on your right and a Quonset Hut is on the left).
  • Go across one cattle guard and watch for Coalmine Draw Rd (gravel road) on the right (about 2 ½ miles).
  • Turn right onto the gravel road and go 2 ½ miles bearing right whenever another road intersects.
  • You will see Brown Lane (HorseWorks’ driveway) on the right.

Turn right and come to the Lodge and corrals.

DIRECTIONS from Thermopolis or Casper

  • Leave Thermopolis on Hwy 120 toward Meeteetse and Cody.
  • Go to the Grass Creek sign after the 25 mile marker (Hwy 171/Nine Mile Rd).
  • Turn left and go about five miles watching for Coalmine Draw Rd (gravel road) on the left and turn left.
  • Go about 2 ½ miles straight ahead.
  • You will see Brown Lane (HorseWorks’ driveway) on the right.

Turn right and come to the Lodge and corrals.

See you soon!

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