Wapiti Ranger District

Photo of person riding horses near Deer Creek

Named for the Native American word for "elk," the Wapiti Ranger District is located in northwest Wyoming. The district is bordered by Yellowstone National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest on the west; the Clarks Fork Ranger District is on its northern boundary. Its southern and southeastern borders meet with the Wind River and Greybull Ranger Districts respectively.

Following the beautiful North Fork of the Shoshone River between Cody, Wyoming, and the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway (U S Highway 14/16/20) is a wildlife watcher's delight. Deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, bison, and grizzly bear make their homes here. Visitors are also treated to fantastic shapes carved by wind and water into rugged volcanic rocks of the Absaroka Mountains.

A visitor center is located at the historic Wapiti Ranger Station, (the first ranger station built with federal funds). Numerous hiking and horseback trails lead into the Absaroka and Washakie Wilderness areas. Fishing and camping are also activities to enjoy on this ranger district.