Bighorn National Forest

Dry Fork Ridge Area

Latitude, Longitude: 44.837187, -107.504826

The Dry Fork Ridge Road starts up a steep hill to the ridge top, and then along the ridge itself. It crosses open parks and passes through timber patches of lodge pole and lumber pine, and later spruce and fir. The parks are grass and broad leafed plants, or sagebrush and grass. From Riley Point one can see most of the Little Horn drainage. The steepest climb is in the first mile from Fool Creek Ridge. Difficult trail. Good ground clearance a must. Trail is impassible when wet. Large vehicles with campers will have a hard time getting between trees and around sharp turns.


Take Interstate 90 west to Ranchester, Wyoming. Take US Hwy. 14 from Ranchester to Burgess Junction. Turn right on FDR #532 Burgess Road. Go northwest for five miles to junction of #528. Turn right and go 4 1/2 miles down Fool Creek Ridge to Dry Fork Road sign.