Hole-in-the-Wall Country

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D850
3906891/1000000 sec. / ISO 64
Nearest Area
Johnson County, WY
Town
Kaycee, WY
Brief Directions
Kaycee is located on Interstate 25, between Buffalo and Casper, WY. When you reach Kaycee, take the "Rest Stop" turn-off; drive westward on Mayoworth Rd for about 1 mile and turn left on Barnum Rd. Drive about 25 miles (on paved road) and you will reach Hole-in the-Wall country (which is dirt road). The road splits into two directions; take the road going to the right for about 6 miles and it will come to an entrance to private property. You will have to turn around and head back and take the road that goes leftward. Good scenery on both roads.
Description
Hole-in-the-Wall is a remote pass located in the Big Horn Mountains of Johnson County in northern Wyoming about 25 miles southwest of Kaycee. The name Hole-in-the-Wall is more accurately described as simply a route through the seemingly impassable red wall. The red rock of "The Wall" stretches for miles and miles for as far as one can see in either direction. The site was used frequently from the late 1860s to around 1910 by the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, a group of cattle rustlers and other outlaws that included the Logan brothers, Kid Curry, Black Jack Ketchum, and Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and other desperados met at a log cabin in the Hole-in-the-Wall country, which has been preserved at the Old Trail Town museum in Cody, Wyoming. The area was secluded, easily defended because of its narrow passes, and impossible for lawmen to approach without alerting the outlaws. Eventually, the site faded into history, with gangs using it less frequently. At its height, it featured several cabins that gangs used to lie up during the harsh Wyoming winters, and it had a livery stable, a corral, livestock, and supplies, with each gang contributing to the upkeep of the site.
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Date Added
June 5, 2021
Date Taken
May 31, 2021