Moorcroft is located on the banks of the Belle Fourche River, "Where the Highway crosses the Old Texas Trail". For a decade (1880-1890) it was the largest shipping point for cattle and sheep in the United States. Surrounded by rolling hills and prairies, among purple sage, pure air and blue skies, you'll still find it in the heart of one of the best ranching sections of Wyoming.
About the year 1890, Moorcroft was a place unknown, along the banks of the Belle Fourche River, a short distance east of Gillette. A cow trail leads toward Miles City. Recognizing the advantages of Moorcroft as a business location, Jew Jake (well remembered by older settlers) came out of the Black Hills and opened a saloon. For a long period this was the stopping place for all who passed along the trail. The next years were amazing.
The Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors a variety of events throughout the year. Some of these include: