Overview

Sheridan, Wyoming offers spectacular scenic driving. This includes the scenic byways crossing the Bighorn Mountains, where one can drive comfortable two-lane highway while viewing scenery such as conifer forests, parks, valley streams lined with aspen and willows, and the wildlife. The drive is fairly easy, offers several rest stops, and is on the way to Yellowstone National Park. Take in the geology, biodiversity, and landscape of the Rocky Mountain West right outside Sheridan.

Bald Mountain Campground

Bald Mountain Campground

Bald Mountain Campground is located 13 miles East of Lovell, on U.S. Highway 14A. (-107.8595 x 44.805725) 15 campsites. Season runs from approximately June 15th – September 5th.  Elevation is 9,200-feet. Expect cool evenings. Restrooms and drinking water available. No showers, phones, or electricity.  Average spur length 55-feet (40 –

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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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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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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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  • Kendrick Elk and Buffalo Park
  • Kendrick Elk and Buffalo Park
  • Kendrick Elk and Buffalo Park

Kendrick Elk and Buffalo Park

Adjacent to the park is a wildlife area which is home to a small herd of buffalo and elk Spring is a great time to view the newborn buffalo and elk. There are several areas along the fenced enclosure for taking photographs of these amazing creatures. The animals are for

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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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Pathways

Pathways

While visiting our area, enjoy a “walking tour”–walking, jogging, or rollerblading on the scenic concrete walking paths throughout the city of Sheridan. The wildlife and flora are plentiful and beautiful on the walking paths (as well as for hiking in the Bighorn National Forest and Bighorn Mountains). This Sheridan pathways

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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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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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Story Park

Story Park

Just a few miles from Sheridan, Centennial Park is a natural treasure located in the small town of Story. The park features a softball field, 12-hole disc golf course, a volleyball court, two horseshoe pits, and a basketball court. Many locals use the park for everything from family reunions and weddings

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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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Twin Buttes Observation Site

Twin Buttes Observation Site

One of many interpretive sites on the forest. Directions: From Dayton,WY, take Hwy 14 west for 27 miles to junction of Hwy 14A and go 0.4 miles onto Hwy 14A. Turn right on to FSR 15 for 2 miles.

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