From Cody, Wyoming (Approximately 50 miles)
A. At the intersection of 16th Street and Sheridan Avenue (main street), find the junction of Highways 14, 16, 20, and U.S. 14 A. Head north on 16th Street (U.S. 14A) for about ½ mile and then turn left onto Highway 120 toward Belfry, MT. Highway 120 crosses the Shoshone River just outside of Cody. Continue on Highway 120 for approximately 16 miles. Look for a sign that reads Chief Joseph Highway. Take an abrupt left hand onto Highway 296 (Chief Joseph Scenic Highway).
B. Continue on Highway 296. After traveling approximately 14 miles, you will reach the summit of Dead Indian Pass. The summit provides a beautiful view onto the Sunlight Basin and is a wonderful spot for picture taking. Proceed on down the mountain and around seven switchbacks. At the bottom of the hill, continue past the U.S. Forest Service campground at Dead Indian Creek. As the paved road makes a sweeping curve to the right, watch for a green sign that reads Sunlight Road. Take a left turn onto the Sunlight Road – 7GQ (gravel road). (If you cross Sunlight River on a steel bridge 390 feet above the water, you have gone too far. If necessary, backtrack approximately 1/4 mile to the Sunlight Road.)
C. Continue on the gravel Sunlight Road for approximately 8 miles to the Sunlight Ranger Station. Proceed about ½ mile beyond the Ranger Station to the second narrow dirt road on the left, where you will see the 7D Ranch sign. Take that road through three pole gates to our corrals (on your left). Continue past the corrals into the ranch. The Main Lodge will be on your left and will be the building with the stone chimney.
**Allow 1.5 hours driving time.
***If you are using a GPS device for directions enter the address as 774 Sunlight Road, Cody, Wyoming 82414.
From Billings, Montana (Approximately 120 miles)
From the airport, take 27th Street through Billings to Interstate 90 West to Laurel, MT. The Interstate 90 sign will say Butte. Proceed on I-90 to the second Laurel exit (you will see an oil refinery looming up on the left). Turn left at the intersection after the exit, heading toward Bridger, Belfry, and Cody (Highway 212/310). At Rockvale (approximately 12 miles), take a left on Highway 310 to Bridger. One mile beyond the Bridger city limits, take a right turn onto Highway 72/120 to Belfry. Continue through Belfry toward Cody. About 31 miles out of Belfry, watch for signs to Sunlight Basin on Highway 296. Take a right turn onto Highway 296 (Chief Joseph Scenic Highway). See directions 1-B and 1-C to continue to the ranch.
** Allow 2.8 hours driving time.
From Cooke City, Montana (Approximately 40 miles)
Drive east from Cooke City on Highway 212 toward Red Lodge. About 15 miles from Cooke City, make a right turn onto Highway 296 (Chief Joseph Scenic Highway) towards Crandall, Sunlight Basin, and Cody. About 25 miles from the turn-off, you will cross Sunlight River on a steel bridge approximately 390 feet above the water. Approximately 1/4 mile after the bridge, make a right turn onto the Sunlight Road 101-1 (gravel road). See directions 1-C to continue to the ranch.
** Allow 1.5 hours driving time.
CHECK-IN TIME AT THE 7D RANCH BEGINS AT 3:00 P.M.