The Wright Hotel and Open Range Steakhouse are located
in the center of the Powder River Coal Basin in the town of
Wright, Wyoming - U.S.A.. It is located west of the junction
of Highway 59 on highway 387 about 1 mile.
All 71-rooms of the Wright
Hotel are designed to meet your business and lodging needs.
With its distinctive western decor, vaulted ceilings on the
entire third floor and panoramic views of the 55,000 acre
Durham Buffalo Ranch, your stay will not only be comfortable
but also a treasured experience.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Powder River BasinThe Powder River Basin is a region
in southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming about 120 miles
(190 km) east to west and 200 miles (320 km) north to south
known for its coal deposits. It is both a topographic drainage
and geologic structural basin. The basin is so named because
it is drained by the Powder River, although it is also drained
in part by the Cheyenne River, Tongue River, Bighorn River,
Little Missouri River, Platte River, and their tributaries.
Major cities in the area include Gillette and Sheridan,
Wyoming and Miles City, Montana. The area is very sparsely
populated and is known for its rolling grasslands and
It is the single largest source of coal mined in the
United States, and contains one of the largest deposits
of coal in the world. Most of the active coal mining in
the Powder River Basin actually takes place in drainages
of the Cheyenne River. Because of the Powder River Basin,
Wyoming has been the top coal-producing state in the United
States since 1988. In 2007, the Powder River Basin alone
produced 436 million short tons (396 million tonnes) of
coal, more than twice the production of second-place West
Virginia, and more than the entire Appalachian region.
The Black Thunder Coal Mine is the most productive coal
mine in the United States; in 2006 this single mine produced
84 million metric tons of coal, more than any state except
Wyoming, West Virginia, and Kentucky.