Activities listed below are in order of distance from the cabin.



With the help of dear friends, we have to offer miles of marked hiking trails ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced. Each provides an excellent outdoor experience with caves, small creeks, wildlife, gorgeous scenery, and beautiful plant life.


  • Good hiking footwear (tennis shoes are acceptable, but hiking boots are recommended)
  • Long pants to protect your legs
  • Hand-held GPS (loaner available)
  • Light rain gear
  • Small backpack for water and snacks or picnic items
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen / Insect repellent
  • Pair of light gloves
  • Bear spray is available to borrow
  • Please do not hike alone. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Guests who wish to Camp/Tent may bring their own gear and enjoy one of the nearby numerous camping spots. Tent sites are available within the property boundaries or on nearby federal land.

  • If you would like to experience this type of adventure while you are with us, please reach out prior to arrival and we will help you find a site and plan your stay.

Wildlife & Nature Viewing

Nested in the Wyoming Big Horn Mountains, our cabin is home to many different beautiful views of nature and the surrounding wildlife.

Potential Sights may include:

  • Various animals such as Elk, Deer, Antelope, Marmots, Chipmunks, Squirrels, Coyotes, Bears, Mountain Lions, Moose, Badger,s Eagles, Wolves, Bobcats, Birds, & more
  • Breathtaking sunrises and sunsets
  • Colors and terrain are unique to each season in the Big Horns
  • Endless open sky

Please remember that animals are wild and should be respected! Viewing should always be done at a safe distance.

ATV Rides
(ATVs not provided)

Families who are willing and able to bring their own ATVs can enjoy endless miles of backcountry trails uniquely built for off highway vehicles (OHV).

Off Road Highlights:

  • One of the best ways to explore the Big Horn Mountains
  • Reach places few others have ever seen
  • Great option for full-day outings and picnics

Things to consider:

  • Some trails may have a 50” width restriction
  • Downloading tail maps ahead of time is strongly encouraged. Located at: WyoParks Trail Maps
  • Must obtain a Wyoming ORV permit for any and all off highway vehicles (requires VIN)
  • Additional information can be found at: WyoParks ORV Permits

Horseback Riding
(External Outfitter)

Although we do not provide horses ourselves, a nearby outfitter offers horseback rides & pack trips that are available for purchase.

Information, Rates, & Reservations:


Guests have the option to borrow our 2 canoes for day trips to the nearby Tie Hack and Meadowlark reservoirs.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Lifejackets required (provided)
  • Light towing capacity required (2” ball)
  • Recommend sunscreen and water shoes for swimming
  • Fishing requires a Wyoming fishing license
  • Fishing license information can be found at:
  • Children under 14 can fish without a license while accompanied by an appropriately licensed adult (resident or non-resident)

Crazy Woman Canyon

Guests may choose to enjoy a scenic drive through Crazy Woman Canyon (one of Wyoming’s best kept secrets).

Located approximately 10 minutes from the cabin.

Crazy Woman Canyon is home to:

  • Unique rock formations and enormous boulders
  • Lush greenery cradled between the canyon walls that seemingly rises into the sky
  • The beautiful winding creek that formed the canyon over many years
  • Many opportunities to take family photographs and make priceless memories

Lookout Towers

Located above timberline, tthere are two nearby lookout towers that are the perfect spot for a picnic or partial day trip.

Sheep Mountain Tower:

  • Driveable (pending road conditions)
  • 45-minute drive to the tower
  • Some of the biggest open sky views you will ever see
  • Youtube video: Sheep Mountain Lookout Tower

James T Saban Tower:

  • Hikeabe
  • 30-minute drive to the trailhead
  • 15-minute hike to tower
  • Majestic views across a vast expanse of the Big Horn Mountains
  • Youtube video: James T Saban Lookout Tower

Slip Road

Another awesome scenic drive option is the Slip Road connecting the Mountain View Ministry Retreat Cabin (via Hazelton Road) to Kaycee, WY.  A 52-mile one-way trip to Kaycee, returning via Interstate 25 north to Buffalo, then Highway 16 returning to MVM Retreat.

Approximately 2.5-hour total trip time.

Gravel Road, off-road tires recommended.

Slip Road Attractions:

  • Beautiful route option as part of your arrival to or departure from the cabin
  • Nice option for a scenic day trip and picnic or lunch at a café in Kaycee
  • Numerous overlooks and options for scenic and wildlife photographs

Ten Sleep Canyon
(Bighorn Mountain Scenic Loop)

Canyon through which Highway 16 passes.

Western slope of the Big Horn Mountain range.

45-minute drive from Mountain View Ministry.

Ten Sleep Canyon Offers:


Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park East Entrance is only 2.5 hours from Mountain View Ministry Retreat and is the perfect “add-on” for an adventurous soul. Guests who wish to include a stop at this national treasure as part of their trip itinerary should please plan to incorporate one to two days for this incredible park.

Additional information can be found at:

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