Black to Yellow Itinerary

Discover Devils Tower & Western Charm.

Stories of the American West echo throughout the Black to Yellow region, home to kaleidoscopic landscapes and iconic sights. During your journey from northeast Wyoming’s Black Hills to Yellowstone, discover geologic marvels, dense evergreen forests and sprawling prairielands. Step into the past to meet larger-than-life characters like Buffalo Bill Cody, and find out what life was like in Wyoming during different periods in history.

Itinerary Overview

Route Distance:

400 Miles

Suggested Time:

5 Days

Vore Buffalo Jump

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Near Sundance, Wyoming

Stop by the small interpretive center to gain insight into how this natural sinkhole was used as a buffalo jump (a buffalo trap) from about 1500 to 1800 A.D. by at least five different Plains Indian tribes. Open only in June through Labor Day weekend, visitors will be taken on a guided tour for a firsthand look at the excavation site and displays.

Aladdin General Store

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Aladdin, Wyoming

Groceries, fishing supplies, Western wear and antiques are just a few things you’ll find at this gem, a general store built in 1896. Be sure to pick up some old-fashioned candy or a sarsaparilla to enjoy on the front porch.

Devils Tower National Monument

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Near Hulett & Sundance, Wyoming

Hike one of the four scenic trails at America’s first national monument, a 1,267-foot striated rock tower that gained fame as the filming site for Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

Frontier Auto Museum

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Gillette, Wyoming

Get lost in this charming locale’s antique shop, old-timey general store and car museum, which features an array of shiny classic cars, vintage gas pumps, neon signs and other transportation memorabilia.

Chris Ledoux Park

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Kaycee, Wyoming

The legacy of legendary hall of fame rodeo cowboy and country musician Chris LeDoux is immortalized in a sculpture titled Good Ride Cowboy at Chris LeDoux Memorial Park in Kaycee, where he lived on a ranch with his family.

Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

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Buffalo, Wyoming

Browse the impressive personal collection of Jim Gatchell, a local pharmacist and historian who served settlers, frontiersmen and members of the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne tribes in the early 1900s.

WYO Theater

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Sheridan, Wyoming

Established in 1923, the WYO was one of the of the first vaudeville theaters in Wyoming and is now the oldest still in operation — bringing professional music, dance and theater to historic downtown Sheridan.

Museum of Flight & Aerial Firefighting

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Greybull, Wyoming

Planes on display at this cool outdoor museum include Privateer tankers used as firebombers and a maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft.

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

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Near Lovell, Wyoming

Book a boat tour on Bighorn Lake for unique viewpoints of the scenery — most notably the multicolored walls, cliffs and spires that sit 500 feet above the water — or hike the more than 25 miles of trails in the area’s South District.

Washakie Museum & Cultural Center

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Worland, Wyoming

Exhibits on paleontology, archaeology and early settlements portray the relationship between the historic inhabitants of the Bighorn Basin and their environment.

Meeteetse Chocolatier

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Meeteetse, Wyoming

Tim Kellogg, a saddle bronc rider and cowboy turned chocolatier, makes all of the artisan confections at Meeteetse Chocolatier from scratch daily. Choose from exquisite truffle flavors like prickly pear cactus and Wyoming Whiskey.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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Cody, Wyoming

Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural history and art of the region at five different institutions in one complex: the Plains Indian, Buffalo Bill, Draper Natural History, Whitney Western Art and Cody Firearms museums.

Wapiti Valley

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Wapiti, Wyoming

Wapiti and Wapiti Valley are in a prime location just east of Yellowstone National Park. Visitors may enjoy the local sights and hikes, or use Wapiti as home-base after a day in the national park.

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