Castle Gardens Scenic Area

This area of fantastic rock formations is located at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains at an elevation of 4,500 feet, close to the town of Ten Sleep.

Otherworldly rock formations to scramble on make this a great day-use or overnight camping area. Four camp sites with shade structures, tables, grills, fire rings, and a restroom are provided. You will, however, need to pack in your own water and pack out your own trash.

The Castle Gardens Scenic Area is open year round.

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Castle Gardens Scenic Area


The BLM welcomes you to explore, enjoy, and make positive memories from your outdoor experiences on America's public lands and waters. Please remember these are wide-open spaces and wildlands. Plan ahead and be aware of potential hazards. It is everyone's responsibility to take the necessary steps to minimize chances of becoming lost or injured on public lands.

When visiting public lands, please also practice Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly principles.

For other key advice on various recreation activities, please see the BLM's trip-planning tips. These helpful tips can help you make the most of your recreation experience. However, for more information about local conditions, regulations and recreation resources, there is no substitute for visiting the closest BLM office.




Geographic Coordinates

43.9544, -107.5157


From Ten Sleep, take 1st (Old 10 Sleep Hwy) west 3 miles, then turn left on 2 Mile Hill Rd and drive south approx. 4.5 miles. Veer right on to Castle Gardens Rd and drive southwest 1 mile to the parking area.