Overview

Interpretive sites in the Sheridan area offer a guided introduction to the history and natural history of the region. A number of interpretive trails, turnouts, and observation sites exist in the Bighorn Mountains, accessible from the scenic highways. Sites include markers of historical importance to early settlement, native culture, and the Indian Wars. Find a list of Sheridan-area interpretive areas below!

Bald Mountain Overlook

Bald Mountain Overlook

Located along the Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway. Directions: From Lovell, WY, take Hwy 14A –Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway– east 33 miles. Observation site is on the north side of the highway.

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Beaver Creek Overlook

Beaver Creek Overlook

Located along the Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway. Directions: From Lovell, WY, take Hwy 14A –Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway– east 36 miles. Observation site is on the south side of the highway.

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Beef Trail/Copman’s Tomb Observation Site

Beef Trail/Copman’s Tomb Observation Site

Along the Bighorn Scenic Byway, stop and see the spectacular valley views. Directions: From Greybull, WY, take Hwy 14 east – along the Bighorn Scenic Byway.

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Burgess Overlook

Burgess Overlook

One of many interpretive sites on the forest. Directions: From Dayton, WY, take Hwy 14 west for 16 miles, turn north on to FSR 15 for approx 8 miles.

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Camp 6-Bruce Creek Interpretive Site

Camp 6-Bruce Creek Interpretive Site

One of many interpretive sites on the forest. Directions: From Dayton, WY, take Hwy 14 west for 24 miles, turn left on to FSR 233 for 2.5 miles.

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Crystal Creek Overlook

Crystal Creek Overlook

Located along the Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway. Stop to take in the beautiful views and read the interpretive signs. Directions: From Lovell, WY, take Hwy 14A –Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway– east 28 miles. Observation site is on the south side of the highway.

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Duncom Mountain Burn Observation Site

Duncom Mountain Burn Observation Site

An old forest fire from 1969. Directions: From Lovell, WY, take Hwy 14A east to FSR 14, head north.

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Entrance Portal Interpretive Site

Entrance Portal Interpretive Site

One of many interpretive sites on the forest, along the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Directions: From Dayton, take Hwy 14 west 5.5 miles at forest boundary. Pullout is on the right side of the road.

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Fallen City Interpretive Site

Fallen City Interpretive Site

One of many interpretive sites on the forest, along the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Directions: From Dayton, take Hwy 14 west 9 miles. Pullout is on the left side of the road.

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Fish Hatchery

Fish Hatchery

The Story Fish Hatchery is located along the east slope of the Bighorn Mountains in northeast Wyoming. The original hatchery buildings were built in 1909 to serve the needs of northern Wyoming. Throughout the years, the Story Hatchery has undergone significant renovations to keep up with new technology in fish

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Flash Dam-West Fork Interpretive Site

Flash Dam-West Fork Interpretive Site

One of many interpretive sites on the forest. Directions: From Dayton, WY, take Hwy 14 west for 24 miles, turn left on to FSR 233 for 1 mile.

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Hogback Interpretive Site

Hogback Interpretive Site

One of many interpretive sites on the forest, along the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Directions: From Dayton, take Hwy 14 west 6 miles. Pullout is on the left side of the road.

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Intermission Fire Observation Site

Intermission Fire Observation Site

An old forest fire from 1988. Directions: From Lovell, WY, take Hwy 14A east to FSR 14, head north.

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Meadowlark Lake Observation Point

Meadowlark Lake Observation Point

On Cloud Peak Skyway, read the interpretive signs and view the beautiful scenery. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 21 miles . Pull out is on the right side of the road overlooking Meadowlark Lake.

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Prospect Creek/Beaver Interpretive Site

Prospect Creek/Beaver Interpretive Site

One of many interpretive sites on the forest, along the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Directions: From Dayton,WY, take US 14 west for 27 miles then turn south and continue on Hwy 14 for about 9 miles.

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Ranger Stations

Ranger Stations

Supervisors Office / Tongue Ranger District open till 5:00 PM2013 Eastside 2nd St. Sheridan, Wyoming 82801307-674-2600 Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger District – Greybull Work Center 1220 North 8th Street Greybull, Wyoming 82426307-765-4436 Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger District – Lovell Office open till 5:00 PM 604 East Main Street, Box 367 Lovell, Wyoming

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Sand Turn Interpretive Site

Sand Turn Interpretive Site

Spectacular views of the Tongue River Basin, along the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Directions: From Dayton, take Hwy 14 west 8 miles. Pullout is on the left side of the road.

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Sheep Mountain Lookout

Sheep Mountain Lookout

Perched atop a forested mountain, the historic Sheep Mountain fire lookout offers a unique recreation experience – one of few fire lookouts in the region available for overnight rental. Constructed in 1950 atop Sheep Mountain at an elevation of 9,600 feet, the lookout was historically occupied as a fire lookout

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Sheep Observation Site

Sheep Observation Site

Along the Bighorn Scenic Byway, stop and see the spectacular valley views. Directions: From Greybull, WY, take Hwy 14 east – along the Bighorn Scenic Byway.

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Shell Falls Interpretive Site

Shell Falls Interpretive Site

This beautiful Visitor Center is a popular stop along the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Look at Shell Falls and walk along the interpretive trail. Over the past million years, Shell Creek has incised a deep chasm through the sedimentary stone and ancient granite. The water of Shell Falls, dropping at a

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