Ten Sleep, Wyoming

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Downtown Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Ten Sleep is known as the "Gateway to Yellowstone", situated about half way between Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore.

Ten Sleep, Wyoming

The Gateway to
& Yellowstone!

Ten Sleep, Wyoming, about 1 hour from Buffalo, is a small town in Wyoming and has been nicknamed the "Gateway to Yellowstone." Ten Sleep was named by an early settler who pronounced it as "ten sleep" instead of ten sleeps. The original meaning of this name comes from the town being "Ten Sleeps" to travel from either the Platte-River-based Sioux Camps, or the Sioux site near Bridger, Montana. Ten Sleeps to the halfway point, being this charming town of Ten Sleep.

Ten Sleep is an outdoor lover's paradise. It is located in the Big Horn Mountains and surrounded by beautiful forests and wildlife. There are many hiking and biking trails in the area, as well as opportunities for fishing, camping, and rock climbing. In the winter, visitors can enjoy downhill skiing at the nearby Meadowlark Ski area, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Ten Sleep Canyon is known for some of the best rock climbing in the world. During the summer months, you will see lots of climbers' and hikers' vehicles in the parking areas on the roadsides.

The town of Ten Sleep is also known for its annual rodeo which takes place every July 4th. This event features a parade, calf roping and bull riding contests, as well as music and food vendors.

If you're looking for an outdoor adventure or a small-town Americana experience, Ten Sleep, Wyoming should be on your list!

More About the Town of Ten Sleep, Wyoming

On your way to Ten Sleep from Buffalo, you will go through the gorgeous Ten Sleep Canyon.