From Worland, go 26.4 miles east on US-16 to Ten Sleep.
The awesome Ten Sleep Canyon area extends approximately
64 miles along US-16, from Ten Sleep to Buffalo.
Annie Proulx has said again and again that her fiction
arises from the places she writes about. Ten Sleep Canyon
is an inspiration to all who get to see it.
The road from Ten Sleep to Buffalo is the
justifiably famous Cloud Peak Scenic Byway. Captivating
in every way, the Canyon begins as a small creek bed and
grows to massive gorges which handily dwarf the landscape
around them. Allow yourself time to enjoy the flora, and
the impressive geology, of this rugged and inspiring
Some roads are subject to seasonal closure. Hikers should
wear boots and protective gear, and bring ample water.
Never leave valuables in a car at trailheads. Use
caution; animal activity is common in this area, and in
all mountain locations.
The Wyoming landscape, like human behavior, is
extremely complex, and I think the basic basin-and-range
topography, the mix of high plains, forested mountains,
desert, highways and dirt roads, with all that such
varied landscape can mean psychologically, is expressed
in both the story and the film. 
 Annie Proulx interview, Planet
Jackson Hole, December 7, 2005, page 12,