Toying with the idea of a backpacking trip? Looking to venture outside of the Black Hills for hiking experience that you won’t forget? Big Horn National Park is a relatively close landmark that contains hundreds of miles of trails that can keep you entertained for a very long time. Specifically, a hike up to the top of Bomber Mountain is an experience you won’t quickly forget.
This hike takes place in an area of the Bighorns known as the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Not the highest peak in the area, but still, Bomber Mountain sits at over 12,840 feet in elevation. The route we took to get to the top began at the Tensleep Trailhead. Take I90, heading west, from Spearfish, SD. At Buffalo, WY, take exit 58 for US16 towards I90 BUS/Buffalo/Ucross (left). Just after Meadowlark Lake take a right onto Forest Road 432, about 45 minutes on US16. And quickly and slight right onto Forest Road 431. Continue on 431 for about 5 miles where you will come to Forest Road 27, or 10 Sleep Road. Take a right onto 27 and continue to West Tensleep Lake Trailhead on your right. The whole trip is about 3.5 hours from Spearfish. Continue reading “Backpacking In the Bighorns – Hiking Bomber Mountain” <span class="meta-nav">→</span>