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Overview

For those desiring the scenic route, the Sheridan, Wyoming, area is choice. Possible auto tours include the scenic byways crossing the Bighorn Mountains and which access the Bighorn National Forest. Whether out for a day trip from Sheridan or passing on to Grand Teton or Yellowstone National Parks, the mountain highways offer scenic conifer forest with interpretive sites and trailheads, and several rest stops. Take in geology, biodiversity, and history via auto tour on comfortable, two-lane highway.

Coffeen Park Trailhead

Coffeen Park Trailhead

Provides access to: Coffeen Park Trail – #592 which accesses Cloud Peak Wilderness. Ample parking available. Directions: From Sheridan,WY, take WY Highway 332 for 4 miles to WY Highway 335. Drive south about 8 miles, road becomes Forest Service Road 26, travel another 11 miles to Forest Service Road 293.

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Coney Creek Trailhead

Coney Creek Trailhead

Privides acces to: Coney Creek Trail – #021 which enters Cloud Peak Wilderness and travels to Coney Lake. This trailhead also accesses Rock Chuck Pass Trail #418 (non-motorized trail) that accesses Rock Chuck Pass to the West and Twin Lakes to the east. Directions: From Sheridan, WY, take WY 332

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Cross Creek Campground

Cross Creek Campground

Near the southeast end of Park Reservoir.

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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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Cutler Cross-Country Ski Trail

Cutler Cross-Country Ski Trail

DOGS ARE ALLOWED AND WELCOMED ON CUTLER TRAILS! Overview The Cutler Ski Trails has approximately 3 miles of packed trails that average from 8100’ to 8600’ in elevation. The  system was developed as an optional packed and marked system for people wanting to bring their dogs along. The Sibley Lake

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Dead Swede Campground

Dead Swede Campground

Located 34 miles Southwest of Dayton, Wyoming, on U.S. Highway 14, then four miles Southeast on Forest Road 26. (-107.4459 x 44.6894) 21 camping sites, with an average spur length of 40 feet (35 – 60 feet), 3 sites are pull-thru.  Has six picnic sites for day use only. Open approximately June 9

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Dead Swede Picnic Site

Dead Swede Picnic Site

Come see the tombstone of the dead swede and fish in the South Tongue River. Watch out for the moose. Directions: From Dayton, take US 14 west 40.2 miles to Tie Flume/Dead Swede and FSR 26 signs. Turn left FSR 26 and go 4.7 miles; turn left into picnic ground.

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Deer Haven Lodge & Cabins

Deer Haven Lodge & Cabins

Deer Haven Lodge sits on the beautiful Ten Sleep stream in the Big Horn Mountains, and is very close to the popular West Ten Sleep Trailhead. Wildlife around Deer Haven is fantastic… moose & deer walk around the cabins consistently. WINTER FUN There are 450 miles of groomed trails in

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Deer Park Campground

Deer Park Campground

Near the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Directions: From Tensleep, WY, take Hwy 16 for approx 20 miles. Then 6 miles north on FSR 27. Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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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East Fork Campground

East Fork Campground

A small campground located on East Fork of Big Goose Creek. Directions: From Sheridan,WY, travel about 4 miles south on WY 332, then 8 miles south on WY 335. Road becomes FSR 26, travel another 11 miles. Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served

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Edelman Trailhead

Edelman Trailhead

Provides access to: Edelman Trail – #025 which enters Cloud Peak Wilderness in about a half a mile. Suitable for horse trailers. Directions: From Greybull, WY, take Highway 14 east to Forest Service Road 17. Go south approx. 25 miles.

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Elk View Inn

Elk View Inn

The Elk View Inn is nestled atop the Big Horn Mountains at Burgess Junction. At an elevation just over 8,000 feet, you are above the heat and congestion of the cities and towns below. Come and enjoy unbelievable views on the mountain as you travel the 600 miles of off

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Emerson Community Garden

Emerson Community Garden

Community gardening is a big topic across the nation. In Sheridan there are 7 community gardens! People have decided it’s time to know where our food comes from. Gardening is fun! You plant something, water it, care for it, watch it grow, and then eat it! Gardening is fun because

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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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Fireworks at Equestrian Center

Every year Sheridan celebrates our nation’s birthday right with a fireworks show at the Big Horn Equestrian Center in Big Horn, Wyoming. For over two decades, the center has been home to one of the largest fireworks displays in the region. Every Fourth of July, hundreds of locals come out

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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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