Sierra Madre Area

Area Status: Open

Southwest of Saratoga, Wyo. on the Medicine Bow National Forest lies the Sierra Madre Range, which is a part of the main range of the Rocky Mountains.  There are two wilderness areas in the Sierra Madre Range: Huston Park Wilderness and Encampment River Wilderness.  Named for the famous battle between Indians and Fur Trappers in 1841, the 57-mile Battle Pass Scenic Byway runs through this area.  This byway is known for its scenic views, especially during fall when the colors are changing. 

This area has many activities such as hiking, fishing, mountain biking, camping, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing.

At a Glance

Information Center: Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger Station
2171 S. Highway 130
Saratoga, WY 82331


Rock Climbing

Areas for Rock Climbing at Sierra Madre Area

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Sierra Madre Area

Scenic Driving

Areas for Scenic Driving at Sierra Madre Area

Boating - Motorized

Areas for Boating - Motorized at Sierra Madre Area

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Sierra Madre Area


Areas for Waterskiing at Sierra Madre Area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities