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Historic cabin marks trail to summit of iconic mountain east of Yellowstone Park

The Trailhead Cabin at The Nature Conservancy Heart Mountain Ranch offers a basecamp with interpretive displays for hikers and others using the land. (Yellowstone Gate/Ruffin Prevost - click to enlarge)

For travelers venturing more than 50 miles east of Yellowstone National Park, perhaps the most immediately visible and recognizable landmark in Wyoming's Bighorn Basin is Heart Mountain, an 8,123-foot butte rising from the valley floor that can be seen for miles in every direction. Now visitors to the iconic mountain have a new landmark and base camp to help orient themselves before hiking, hunting or wandering among the 15,000 acres of the Heart Mountain Ranch owned and operated by The Nature Conservancy. Continue Reading →

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