Powder River Pass

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The Powder River Pass is also the name of a football play, taking place between Arkansas and Ole Miss in 1954.
Powder River Pass
Powder River Pass, looking west
Elevation9,666 ft (2,946 m)[1]
Traversed byU.S. Highway 16
LocationJohnson County, Wyoming,
United States
RangeBighorn Mountains
Coordinates44°08′59″N 107°04′46″W / 44.14972°N 107.07944°W / 44.14972; -107.07944Coordinates: 44°08′59″N 107°04′46″W / 44.14972°N 107.07944°W / 44.14972; -107.07944

Powder River Pass (el. 9666 ft.) is a mountain pass in the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming traversed by U.S. Highway 16.[1] Also known as Muddy Pass, it is the highest point on Highway 16.[1] It is between the towns of Buffalo and Ten Sleep.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Federal Writers' Project (1941). The WPA Guide to Wyoming: The Cowboy State. ISBN 1595342486.
  2. ^ Shirley Slater; Harry Basch (2010). RV Vacations For Dummies. p. 294. ISBN 0470934131.
The Powder River Pass sign