Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming.
The Cedar Mountain WSA encompasses 21,560 acres of BLM-administered land with no private or state inholdings. The WSA is an area of rugged topography characterized by deep, steep-sided drainages flowing toward the Bighorn River. Cedar Mountain is the dominant feature of the unit. The size of the WSA and the overall lack of human-made constraints are conducive to unconfined recreation activities. Naturally occurring physical confinements such as the bluffs above Bighorn River, the Cedar Mountain escarpment and the generally rugged terrain do exist, but they enhance the recreation experience by providing challenge and diversity. The area provides opportunities for backpacking, primitive camping, hiking, horseback riding, and trapping and hunting for deer, upland birds, small game and predators. Opportunities for nontechnical rock climbing and repelling are limited mainly to the Cedar Mountain escarpment. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing has occurred in the winter when there is adequate snowfall.
To access to Cedar Mountain WSA from the north, from Worland travel on State Highway 432 for 7.7 miles. Turn south (left) onto Nieber Road (BLM Road 1405) and follow for 1.5 miles. At this point, Cedar Mountain Road (a primitive two-track route) branches off to the southwest. In 2.5 miles Cedar Mountain Road will reach the WSA and continues to follow the eastern boundary for approximately 4.5 miles. To reach Cedar Mountain WSA from the south, take US Highway 20/State Highway 789 from either Thermopolis or Worland. Turn east on Black Mountain Road (Co Rd 172) and travel approximately 1.6 miles. Turn north (left) on Cowboy Springs Road (Co Rd 23)and follow for 4.5 miles.