Spear-O-Wigwam

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there WiFi? Spear-O-Wigwam is a true mountain getaway. WiFi is not available onsite.

Is there cell service? Nestled in the mountains, cell service is difficult to access. Spear-O is designed for quiet relaxing experiences and a break from technology.

Is there electricity? Spear-O power runs off a generator. The generator is turned on at 6:00am and turned off at 11:00pm. Accommodations may be made for medical necessities.

How do I get there? Getting to Spear-O-Wigwam is an adventure in itself. There are two routes for getting here from the East. Each has its own level of difficulty and scenery. Both are incredible drives. If you are coming from the West, choose between the northern and southern routes.  Directions.

What is the weather like? Mountain weather is unpredictable. From June through September, day-time temperatures range from 45-75 degrees with night-time lows in the high 30s and low 40s. At our elevation over 8000 feet, snow can happen any time of year, but is rare in the summer months. Afternoon thunderstorms are common. You can check the current weather.

What can we do? Depending on your preferences, Spear-O-Wigwam and the Bighorn Mountains offer a variety of outdoor adventures. Activities

How do I book a horseback ride? Learn more and book horseback trips.

How many people can sleep in a cabin?  View cabin options and sizes on our Cabins page. Within reason, you can have as many people in your cabin as you are comfortable with.

Is there food at Spear-O? Yes. We serve breakfast, sack lunch, and dinner. Meals can be purchased by the day or individually. Meals for a day include dinner the day you arrive, breakfast and lunch the following day. If you are staying for several days, that pattern repeats.

What kind of wildlife can I expect to see? It is not certain that you will see wildlife. Moose and deer are the most common critters that hang out around Spear-O. The Bighorns are home to black bear, elk, mountain lion, red tail fox, coyotes, bobcats, and hundreds of bird species and smaller mammals.

Do I need a 4WD vehicle to get there? No. Red Grade Road is challenging, especially to people who do not have experience with mountain driving. It is a county-maintained, gravel road. The main thing about driving Red Grade is that the person driving uphill has the right of way in narrow spots (It is safer for the vehicle coming down to reverse uphill). The drive is easier with a vehicle designed for driving off of a paved roadway. If Red Grade seems too daunting, consider getting to Spear-O on the longer, smoother route through Ranchester, Dayton, and Burgess Junction. Directions

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