Like many special places, getting to the HF Bar Ranch is a bit of a journey, but well worth the effort. And once you are here, we look after you like you’ve never been looked after before. All you have to do is sit back and watch the Big Sky go by. So here are some instructions for getting here from all different directions. Remember, we are just a phone call away if you need us!
The airport closest to the Ranch is Sheridan, Wyoming (SHR). Great Lakes Airline services Sheridan through Denver, Colorado. The Ranch will pick up passengers flying into Sheridan (35 miles from the Ranch).
We, also, recommend flying into Billings, Montana and renting a car. The airlines that service Billings are United, Delta, Frontier, Sky West and Big Sky. The drive from Billings to the Ranch is approximately 2 1/2 hours. See below for directions.
You may, also, fly into Casper, Wyoming or into Gillette, Wyoming and drive to the Ranch from either of those cities. Casper, Wyoming is a 2 1/2 hours drive on Interstate 25 and Gillette, Wyoming is a 1 1/2 hour drive on Interstate 90.
From Sheridan, Wyoming
Follow I-90 east out of Sheridan about 28 miles past to Shell Creek (Exit 47). At the bottom of the ramp, take a right onto a gravel road for approximately 1 1/2 miles until you intersect with Shell Creek Road. Take a left and follow Shell Creek Road up and down and around for about 7 miles until you come to a “T” junction with Rock Creek Road. Turn right onto Rock Creek Road and follow for almost 3 miles until you see the HF Bar Ranch gate directly ahead of you. The Ranch buildings are situated two miles from the gate. The trip from Sheridan to the HF Bar is approximately 35 miles (45 minutes).
The purple balloon on the map marks the HF Bar Ranch office where our guests check-in.
From Buffalo, Wyoming
From the middle of town’s Main Street (you’ll be a major intersection with a stop light) take Fort Street west (toward the Mountains) until you pass the IGA. Immediately after the IGA, take a right onto DeSmet Avenue and follow it straight out of town where it becomes French Creek Road when you veer off to the left when you can see the street is ending. Stay on French Creek Road exactly 12.5 miles (about 6 of which will be pavement and 6 1/2 will be gravel). Pass the Bud Love Winter Elk Feeding Range and the UM Ranch, go up a hill and at the bottom the road will intersect with Rock Creek Road. The Ranch gate will be to your left. The buildings are two miles from the gate. The trip from Buffalo to the HF Bar is 12.5 miles (25 minutes).
From Denver, Colorado
Take Interstate 25 north towards Buffalo. Just past Buffalo you will turn off at the Rock Creek Road exit (Exit 53). Take a left at the bottom of the exit ramp and travel for approximately 3 1/2 miles to the juncture of Rock Creek Road and Johnson Creek Road (it’s a “T” junction so you can’t go straight anymore). Take a right onto Rock Creek Road and follow it approximately 7 miles to the HF Bar gate (the road will have turned to gravel from pavement about 1/2 way there). The Ranch buildings are exactly 2 miles from the gate. At the swimming pool, the road forks. Take either fork and park and follow signs to the Ranch Office for check-in. The trip from Denver to the HF Bar is 4oo miles (6 1/2 hours).