The Hole In The Wall, once a hideout for bandits such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, is now a refuge for prairie wildlife. The wall of red sandstone has kept civilization at a distance, making this a prime area for grassland conservation.

Overall, this site is approximately 2.7 million acres (1.1 million ha). It has a high rating due to significant mountain plover habitat, significant prairie dog acreage, relatively intact grasslands, and large contiguous acreage under BLM management.

Species of biological concern include the mountain plover, swift fox and black-tailed prairie dog. Lark bunting is a focal species.




Beautiful photos by Rob Yingling will show why the region is so exciting!

The Willow Creek Ranch explains more about the history of the area.

HOLE IN THE WALL (WY)

Jurisdiction

Acres

Hectares

Federal BLM 870,000 352,000
Tribal 9,000 4,000
U.S. Forest Service 175 71
State 279,000 113,000
Private 1,540,000 623,000

Total area

2,699,000

1,092,000

Recreation

The region is excellent for horseback riding or hiking. More details can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management office in Buffalo, WY.