Step back in time with the friendly folks of Kaycee, Wyoming. Located in southern Johnson County, Wyoming, Kaycee is where you will find yourself surrounded by the history of the Old West, Indian battles, pioneer ranches, settler’s homesteads, outlaw hideouts and rustler’s ranges. Kaycee is situated on the banks of the Powder River, about 45 miles south of Buffalo just off of Interstate 25. Agriculture, mining and the oil industry have all helped to develop and support the livelihood of Kaycee.
You can experience the Old West too, when you see the cattle and sheep drives to the mountain in the spring, and back again in the fall, on the same old stock trails used decades ago.
Kaycee’s Harold Jarrard Park is the home of many popular rodeo and agricultural events each year. The end of May is when the rodeo action begins. Rodeos are held every other Friday night until September.
West of Kaycee is the infamous “Hole-in-the-Wall” Country and outlaw cave where the legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the rest of the Hole-in-the-Wall gang hid out. The scenery varies from rolling rangeland to red rock buttes to steep canyons and the view is always spectacular. Kaycee was also an important site of the Johnson County War, one of the most significant events in Old West history.
The Bozeman Trail, which linked the Oregon Trail to the Montana gold mines, can still be viewed east of Kaycee. A military post, Old Fort Reno, was established on the Bozeman Trail to protect travelers from the Indians.
Find out more about the town of Kaycee Wyoming at http://www.kayceewyoming.org/