Mountain was named by the Crow Indians because they thought the mountain
looked like a buffalo heart. The significance of Heart Mountain is three-fold:
- Unusual geological formation raises many discussions in the
- Served as a landmark
on maps used by Lewis and Clark.
- Location of a relocation
camp for Japanese Americans from 1942 - 1945.
Heart Mountain is located north of Cody approximately halfway between
Powell and Cody. (approx. 11 miles either way) The view changes dramatically
from every direction.