Blackwater firefighters memorial

The memorial to the firefighters who died in the Blackwater fire lies 38 miles west of Cody, Wyo. on U.S. 14/16 on the road from Cody to Yellowstone National Park. A backcountry trail leads six miles up Blackwater Creek to the two sites where the firefighters died, both marked by monuments erected by the Civilian Conservation Corps. For more information call the Wapiti Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest at 307-527-6921 or visit