Outlaws avoided following a trail that showed signs of frequent traffic. They were constantly on the lookout for Cattle Baron hit squads, lawmen and Indian raiding parties. The route they used would also change if heavy rain caused them to move miles in either direction to find a safe river crossing. For years, the outlaw trail and the various hideouts were
primarily utilized by rustlers.
Then came the real outlaws, the train robbers, like Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid, Kid
Curry, Big Nose George, Elzy Lay, Gunplay Maxwell, Peep O'Day, Silver Tip,
Indian Ed, and many, many more. They became the subjects of hundreds of books, articles, movies, and plays about
"The Wild Bunch". So much was
written, so little was known ... no one knows which was fact and which was
"The Wild Bunch." "Train Robbers Syndicate." "The Hole in the Wall Gang." They ran the trail from Canada to Mexico
with three major hideouts and countless others along the way.
"Hole in the Wall" (heavily use by rustlers) was the most famous of the three major hideouts and is still located in a
remote valley near Kaycee, Wyoming.
"Brown's Hole" was the one most used by cattle
rustlers with Cassidy's headquarters at Power Springs. It is still prime ranch land in the northwest corner of