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    Fossil Butte

    National Monument Wyoming

Things To Know Before You Come

aspens in October
October colors
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The following pages will help you plan the logistics of your visit. Keep in mind the elevation is 7,000 feet and the weather changes rapidly. It can be 70 degrees one day and 30 degrees and snowing the next, even in July!

We are located in a sparsely populated area where a hundred miles might separate towns. Communities are rather small; some have a post office and nothing more...something to keep in mind if you need gasoline. Cell phone coverage is "spotty".

Did You Know?

winter elk herd

Approximately 300 elk winter in Fossil Butte National Monument and are often visible from the visitor center.