Ideas for Activities:

  • South Fork Lodge has horse back riding. The lodge is located south west of the cabin just off of Highway 16 Phone: (307) 267-2609 – Do the 4 hour ride, you won’t regret it!
  • Wyoming’s night skies are unbelievable! The Milky Way, the Space Station, planets, shooting stars and satellites can all be seen with the naked eye. Take chairs up to the turnoff on the highway and enjoy!
  • Day hikes are always fun! Here is a brief list of some that you may want to consider. Also consult the book “Hiking in the Big Horns” located in the table near the fireplace and the forest service maps:
    1. Climb up the back of the Kirven Cabin (1st cabin down stream). You can climb the full length of the saddleback, take the cut at the top to the left and over. Drop down into to the Middle Fork of Clear Creek. Entry and exit point is the lone Aspen on the other side of the fence. Watch out for cow pies!
    2. Sheard Lake Trail- enter Circle Park trail head
    3. Lost Twins- West Ten Sleep Trail Head- 6+ miles in. Awesome beauty and great fishing at the lakes.
    4. French Creek- Take French Creek road down to the cow camp and fish up or down stream.
    5. Seven Brothers- A bit of a day hike but well worth it. Plenty of fishing options.
    6. From the Geiger Cabin turn right back onto Highway 16 past the Smokey the Bear sign, to the Forest Service Rd on the left called Cull Watt Park Rd. just before the viewing turn off. Drive up this road about ¼ mile and park. Then follow the road up it till it ends. You will see a sign that indicates no motorized vehicles. Go past this and then to your left to get on top
      of a rocky outcrop. Climb the northern side of the bluff it will be easy to get to the top. Great morning views! This is major breeding grounds for Elk in the winter.
  • Crazy Woman Canyon Road- Drive or mountain bike up or down the canyon road. Notice the difference in the rock compared to the rest of the Bighorns.
  • Bradford Brinton in Big Horn is a very interesting museum.
  • Big Horn Reservoir- Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. This is a must see/experience day trip. Pack a cooler, rent a boat and get ready for 81 miles of awesome water and beauty. Can you say Grand Canyon?
  • Polo Fields- Sheridan What a back drop for a legendary sport!
  • An eagle’s nest is located on the west side Interstate 90 at mile marker 46.
  • Powder Horn- Golf anybody? Very scenic course.
  • Drive to Lake Desmet for a swim or fishing
  • Shopping in Buffalo and Sheridan. There are some really great stores.
  • State Fish Hatchery near Story- Unbelievable- “If it smells like trout…”
  • Tie Hack Dam turn left off of Highway 16 south of the cabin- Good fishing!
  • Drive to Story for dinner at the Wagon Box. Site of a famous fight with the Indians
  • Battlefield of the Little Bighorn is off the interstate from Billings
  • Thursday evenings at the Occidental Hotel feature live music jam session in the bar.
  • Devil’s Tower is located near Gillette.” Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
  • Cody is a 3 hour drive from the cabin. The Buffalo Bill Museum is requires a full day to appreciate. It is well worth it! Make the loop: Geiger Cabin Rt. 16 > Norwood short cut > Cody > 14/14A >Sheridan > Buffalo > Geiger Cabin
  • Sheridan Inn- A must visit for lunch or dinner. A special piece of history!
  • Prairie dog hunting at the Kirven Ranch- They are cute little guys but remember Caddy Shack?
  • Mountain Biking- Sports Lure in downtown Buffalo rents mountain bikes by the day or week. I suggest that you rent bikes. Early morning rides are a great way to see wildlife.


Other Important Information:

  • Cell phone service can generally be obtained by walking down the road in front of the cabin in the same direction as the flow of the creek and then up the hill to your left.
  • If you need to do laundry there are a couple of laundromats in Buffalo.


Dining

  1. Breakfast:

    • Pistol Pete’s Café 800 Main Street
    • Main Street Diner- Try a cinnamon roll
    • Busy Bee- not as good as the original but nice nonetheless
    • Java Moon in downtown Sheridan- trendy coffee shop

  2. Lunch:

    • Bread Board in Buffalo- Great subs
    • Dash Inn in Buffalo- Dash burger, potato wedges and Big Horn nachos are to die for!
    • Sage Café- cute little shop where the locals dine
    • The Pony in Sheridan- Good food, patio and atmosphere

  3. Dinner:

    • Occidental Hotel- Great bison. Thursday night jam session- Don’t miss it!
    • Bozeman- Located in Big Horn
    • Sheridan Inn- take a step through history
    • Tunnel Inn- In Story, the best burger in the Big Horns. My personal favorite!
    • Winchester- in Buffalo

  4. Other:

    • Black Tooth Micro Brewery- In Sheridan. Has award winning craft beer
    • South Fork Lodge- Just up the road. Have dinner and cold beer close to home
    • Mint Bar in Sheridan- Unbelievable photos! Order and Pabst on tap. We are all cowboys aren’t we?