Fire Lookout Hike in Big Horn National Forest (Short Hike with Great Views)

In the late summer of 2022, Teddy and I did a 13-day road trip through Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana. While we got to explore many national parks on the trip like the Tetons, Yellowstone, Wind Cave, Glacier, the Badlands, and Theodore Roosevelt; some of our favorite places on the trip were lesser known areas like southern Idaho and this hike in Big Horn National Forest.

Hike: James T. Saban Lookout

Location: Ten Sleep, WY

Getting There: You will turn off Highway 16 onto Forest Road 429. Stay on this dirt road until you get to the parking lot. If you turn off early (like some GPS may tell you to), you will end up in some off-roading territory.

Length: 0.6 Out + Back

Elevation Gain: 206 ft.

Tips for Visiting: The roads here may close when there’s bad weather so this is more a seasonal hike. Also, keep an eye out for cows as it’s free range in the area. The hike is short but has great views. This was one of our favorite hikes of our entire trip.

If you’re looking for other things to within a few hours, check out Cody Wyoming, Yellowstone, Teton National Park, Wind Cave, and Custer State Park.

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