Cody in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Panoramic View
Look to your left and you will see the canyon cut by the Shoshone River. The mountain to the left of the canyon is Cedar Mountain. To the right of Shoshone Canyon you can see Rattlesnake Mountain. The red butte (to the right of Rattlesnake Mt.) is the site of the first Indian trading post built in this region in 1880. The blue mountain beyond Red Butte was called Blue Bead Mountain by the Indians. Its name was later changed to Pat OíHara Mountain after a fur trapper.
Look straight in front of you to see the cliffs overlooking the Shoshone River visible above the prairie. The large blue mountain slightly off to your right was called Buffalo Mountain by the Crow Indians. Their tribal leaders fasted and sought visions on the mountain. It is now called Heart Mountain.
Look to your right and in the distance you will see blue-gray badland hills called McCullough Peaks. They were named after one of the trail drivers, Pete McCulloch, who brought the first herd of cattle into the region in 1879 and established a ranch for Judge William Carter.
Location. 44° 30.832′ N, 109° 6.32′ W. Marker is in Cody, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20) 0.1 miles west of Demaris Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Names for Land Features (a few steps from this marker); Colterís Hell & Extinct Geyser Basin (a few steps from this marker); Old Cody City & Buffalo Bill Codyís Town in the Rockies (a few steps from this marker); Cedar Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Trail to Old Cody City (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee Street – Cody City (about 500 feet away); Belle Drewry (about 500 feet away); W.A. Gallagher and Blind Bill (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cody.
More about this marker. The marker contains pictures of Shoshone Canyon, Red Butte and Pat OíHara Mountain, Heart Mountain, and McCullough Peaks.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. See all the markers along the Colterís Hell Trail.
Categories. • Native Americans • Natural Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.