One of the many wonderful aspects of living near Cody, Wyoming is the spectacular trail riding opportunities. Ronald Reagan once said, ‘there is nothing better for the inside of man than the outside of a horse’.We will often just ride out of place across BLM for a short ride enjoying the mountain views. On other occasions we will trailer a short distance to ride up in the mountains.mountains around Cody WyomingOn Labor Day weekend, we went up Chief Joseph Scenic Highway and down to the bottom of the pass. There we parked the trailer, tacked up and headed down the trail. riding in the mountains near Cody WyomingThis trail takes you along a route to the Clarks Fork Canyon where Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians escaped from the Calvary in 1877 and head north to Montana. The vistas are magnificent. And the granite cliffs are awe inspiring. riding in the mountains near Cody Wyoming.

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On Labor Day weekend, we went up Chief Joseph Scenic Highway and down to the bottom of the pass. There we parked the trailer, tacked up and headed down the trail. riding in the mountains near Cody Wyoming. This trail takes you along a route to the Clarks Fork Canyon where Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians escaped from the Calvary in 1877 and head north to Montana. The vistas are magnificent. And the granite cliffs are awe inspiring.

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After about 4 miles or so, you come to the overlook of the Clarks Fork Canyon and the trail that leds down the south face of the Canyon to the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River.?This trail is very steep and mostly shale and is for the experienced rider. The view from the top is breathtaking and you can almost image Chief Joseph and his band of people and almost 2000 Appaloosa horses traversing this trail.

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Happy Trails!