Overview

For those desiring the scenic route, the Sheridan area is a top choice. Scenic driving routes include the byways crossing the Big Horn Mountains and passing through the Bighorn National Forest. Whether out for a day trip from Sheridan or passing on to Grand Teton or Yellowstone National Park, the mountain highways wind through scenic conifer forest with many interpretative sites and trailheads, and several rest stops along the way. Note the geology, biodiversity, and history of the Bighorn range while driving on comfortable, two-lane highway.

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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Big Horn Canyon

Big Horn Canyon

Often called the “Grandest Canyon in the Northern Rockies”  the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area boasts cliffs that tower 1,000 feet  all encompassing clear blue waters. One can find wild horses and a multitude of fish waiting to be caught. The canyon straddles the border of Montana and Wyoming and

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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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Crystal Creek Snowplay Area

Crystal Creek Snowplay Area

This facility is a rest area in the summer and a snowmobile trailhead in the winter. Directions: From Lovell, WY, take Hwy 14A –Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway– east 29 miles. Facility is on the north side of the Hwy.

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Crystal Spring Rest Area

Crystal Spring Rest Area

A respite on the way up the Bighorn Mountains. Directions: From Dayton, take Hwy 14 west 7 miles. Pullout is on the right side of the road.

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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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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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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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Owen Creek Information Site

Owen Creek Information 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 5 miles.

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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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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 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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Tornado Observation Site

Tornado 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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Tornado-US14 Interpretive Site

Tornado-US14 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 8 miles.

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Wild Fire Interpretive Site

Wild Fire Interpretive 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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