Wyoming August 15, 2016
One Of The Most Famous Outlaw Hideouts In America Is Right Here In Wyoming
If you break the law and don’t want to get caught, you better find a good place to hide. That’s just what some of our famous outlaws did and one of their hideouts is right here in Wyoming.
This remote spot, known as Hole-in-the-Wall, is located in the Big Horn Mountains of Johnson County in northern Wyoming. The area is mostly known as a pass.
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, this area was a famous hideout for outlaws such as Jesse James, Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch and the Logan Brothers. Jesse James is pictured in the first photo. In the second photo, front row left to right is the Sundance Kid, Tall Texan and Butch Cassidy. Standing are News Carver and Kid Curry.
The remoteness of this spot is why it was so appealing to the outlaws. Hole-in-the-Wall was remote, secluded and hard to reach. The 360º views made it easy to spot approaching lawmen and the narrow passes made it easy to defend.
It was a great spot to accommodate their rustled cattle because of the grassy plateau at the top for grazing and the irrigated creek bed of the canyon.
Today, Hole-in-the-Wall is accessible via a dusty two track road. A small foot trail leads up to the pass. Hole-in-the-Wall is located on Willow Creek Ranch. Take Route 25 S from Kaycee to TTT Road and through Willow Creek Ranch.
For a better view of the area, check out this footage by YouTube user, Patrick Saunders.
There were even several cabins, a livery stable, a corral, livestock and supplies. The main log cabin can now be viewed at the Old Trail Town Museum in Cody, Wyoming.