Four Seasons of Outdoor Recreation

Our home offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Recreation; however, we will share it with you! Mountains surround us in Park County on all sides offer four seasons of outdoor recreation. Our Views are diverse and include 360 degrees of mountain ranges. First, the Beartooth, Carter, Rattlesnake, and more make up the Absaroka Range, which are to our west. Second are the McCaullagh Peaks visible to our south. Thirdly, and to the north are the Prior Mountains. Lastly, are the Big Horn Mountains and they can be found to our east. The Big Horn Basin is 360 degrees of epic outdoor recreation for all and we could not enjoy more.

Summer Outdoor Recreation

In the summer the mountain trails hold adventure for all. For example, you can hike, bike and horse pack on the trails or into the backcountry. Likewise, lakes, rivers and streams provide world-class water sports and a playground for all who enjoy water activities. Take in the sunshine while you paddle, kayak, canoe and yes, even sail on the waters around Powell. Most importantly to note, Yellowstone has 600 lakes and ponds and over 1,000 rivers and streams. Water to the east of the continental divide flows eastward toward Powell, Wyoming.

Fall Outdoor Recreation

Similarly, in the fall our National Forests and Bureau of Land Management lands are used as hunting grounds. You can hunt for wild game and birds. Winter conditions come early in the Yellowstone Ecosystem. As a result, in Powell, our first snows are in October. You can certainly plan your hunting and fall scenic trips right here with us. In short, gain access to our wide open outdoor recreation areas.

Winter Outdoor Recreation

During the winter months snow falls on the mountains around the Big Horn Basin. Enjoy our groomed cross-country ski trails at Pahaska Tepee and the Wood River Meeteetse trails. In addition, residents and visitors can snowshoe on the groomed trails or in the backcountry. During this season enjoy two local downhill ski areas. Both are an hour from away. Red Lodge Mountain in Red Lodge, Montana and Sleeping Giant ski area in Cody, Wyoming just outside the East Gate of Yellowstone of ski options. Likewise, Sleeping Giant also connects to the cross-country ski trails to accommodate all winter activities. In short, Powell is the perfect base for your winter adventures.

Spring Outdoor Recreation

During our spring season weather can vary; however, it eventually brings warmer temperatures. The snow melts and the shallow waterways rise high with white water. It is during this time rafting is at its best. In the high-desert, Powell gets little rain except for the rains that come during the spring. Irrigation water starts to flow in April and our farmers start the short growing cycle. Plan your visit around our world class recreation of fishing, biking trails, river rafting and camping. Most importantly, don't forget to include Yellowstone National Park in your plans! Wildlife offers new birth during this season. As a result, we can enjoy the young bison, elk, big horn and more!

Photo of people ice skating at Homesteader Park Stay and Play
Photo of boy cross country skiing on the Wood River in Wyoming Four Seasons of Outdoor Recreation
Photo of two people cross county skiing outside Meeteetse
Photo of a woman cross country skiing up at Pahaska Tepee
Photo by Stacey Atkinson of a man putting his snow skis away on a rack
Photo of a girl sitting on rock on a hike in Park County Wyoming Four Seasons of Outdoor Recreation
Photo of inside a tent looking out at the Bighorn Mountains Map it and travel. Four Seasons of Outdoor Recreation
Photo of a boy fishing on the river with his dog beside him Four Seasons of Outdoor Recreation
Photo taken by Kerry Nordland of canoeing on the river Four Seasons of Outdoor Recreation
Photo taken by Del Barton of man pointing at fossil



Photo fo the Bighorn Canyon Overlook Lovell, Wyoming
Photo of the Bighorn Canyon Overlook Lovell, WY
Photo of the Bighorn Mountains in the fall Four Seasons of Outdoor Recreation
Photo of the Clarks Fork Canyon in Fall
Photo of elk in the North Fork in the fall Four Seasons of Outdoor Recreation
Photo of a Spring Hike To Medicine Wheel Bighorn National Forest Four Seasons of Outdoor Recreation
Photo of a hike to Medicine Wheel in the Bighorns Stay and Play
Photo of little girl holding a fish at Homesteader Park Four Seasons of Outdoor Recreation
Photo of a bird on a limb Four Seasons of Outdoor Recreation