Thunder Basin National Grassland
Category: Park/Wilderness/Nature

The Thunder Basin National Grassland, located in northeastern Wyoming, is in the Powder River Basin, between the Big Horn Mountains and the Black Hills. Activities include hiking, hunting, fishing and bird and wildlife viewing. Camping is allowed, but there are no developed campgrounds.

The U.S. Forest Service manages the grassland, which is made up of federal, state and privately owned lands. The grassland provides forage for livestock and is also underlain with vast mineral resources.

The grassland, together with the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, encompasses nearly 3 million acres from the north and eastern borders of Wyoming south to the I-70 corridor that traverses north central Colorado.

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Wright Hotel - Powder Basin Coal
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.

Open Range Steakhouse will soon be open and at the end of the day you can enjoy an exceptional, hand-cut steak, prime rib or delicious specialties with your favorite beverage inside or on the veranda.


Open Range Steakhouse is one of the finest steakhouses in the state of Wyoming. Only the most top quality cuts of beef and bison will be served along with a variety of entrees to please the palate. It is located (annexed) directly next to the hotel for your convenience.
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Room Ammenities
All Rooms:
• Non-smoking
• Include an expanded continental breakfast

Your room doubles as your high-tech business office:

• Direct-dial phone with modem/data port
• Free high speed internet – wired and wireless

Our 24-hour front desk provides:

• FAX machine
• Free copies

All rooms meet the highest hotel standards. Your room includes:

• Desk
• Coffee pot
• Iron with full-size ironing board
• Alarm clock
• Microwave
• Refrigerator
• Flat screen satellite TV


This is the lobby with its hickory chairs and fireplace.

This is is the east end of the hotel and restaurant.

Lobby with a dray wagon (circa 1905) above the front doors.