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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.

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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Healy Reservoir

Healy Reservoir

Fishing opportunities are plentiful in northeastern Wyoming. Healy Reservoir is one of the most popular spots, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Healy Reservoir is a great spot to take kids ice fishing due to the typically steady numbers of fish.

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Hettinger Group Campground

Hettinger Group Campground

Group camping site along the Cloud Peak Skyway. Directions: From Buffalo, WY go west 12 miles Hwy 16, then 0.4 mile west on FSR 131 . Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling or on-line.

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Hidden Bridge Golf Club

Hidden Bridge Golf Club

Conveniently located within minutes of downtown Sheridan and the walking paths, Hidden Bridge is a great place to spend your lunch hour, after work, and weekends. Hidden Bridge is one of Wyoming’s newest courses – featuring a challenging but fair layout welcoming all levels of playability. The par 72 golf

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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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  • Hole-in-the-Wall
  • Hole-in-the-Wall

Hole-in-the-Wall

Johnson County is home to one of the most notorious outlaw hideouts, a remote pass near Kaycee and the Big Horn Mountains known as the “Hole-in-the-Wall.” Here famed outlaws Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch, the Sundance Kid , Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan and Jack Ketchum took refuge in a

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  • Hunter Campground
  • Hunter Campground
  • Hunter Campground
  • Hunter Campground
  • Hunter Campground

Hunter Campground

Developed camping area, popular for horse users. Nearby accesses to Cloud Peak Wilderness and Rock Creek Recommended Wilderness area. Directions: From Buffalo, WY take Highway 16 from for 13 miles west. Then take Forest Road 19 west for 2 miles and go left onto Forest Service Road 396 and follow

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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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Island Park Campground

Island Park Campground

Along West Tensleep Creek. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 21.2 miles to FSR 27, turn left and drive about 3 miles to the campground. Fees $15 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles per site and 8 people per site. 8 reservable sites.

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Jaws Trailhead

Jaws Trailhead

Good access to Bucking Mule Falls trail and Porcupine Creek. Directions: From Lovell, WY, take Hwy 14A east for 32 miles, then north on FSR 13 for 2 miles to FSR 133.

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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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Kendrick Golf Course

Kendrick Golf Course

Kendrick Golf Course, established in 1935, is rated in the top 5 courses in Wyoming by Golf Digest magazine – 4th “Best Public Course” and the 5th “Best in State”. Located in a valley beneath the mountains, just 3 miles west of town, the 18 holes, 6,800 yards and par

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Kendrick Park

Kendrick Park

The park offers facilities for family or solitary activities. The band shell is the location of Concerts in the Park, the summer musical series held every Tuesday. Picnic areas, fishing, horseshoes, a large children’s playground, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and wide open space make Kendrick Park a place to

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  • Kleenburn Recreation Area
  • Kleenburn Recreation Area
  • Kleenburn Recreation Area

Kleenburn Recreation Area

Sheridan County owns and operates the Kleenburn Recreation Area that is located just east of the Acme exit of Interstate 90 north of Sheridan. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Tensleep Fish Hatchery keeps the Kleenburn Pond well stocked with catchable size Rainbow Trout.  The Game and Fish stock the

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  • Koltiska Distillery & Carriage
  • Koltiska Distillery & Carriage
  • Koltiska Distillery & Carriage
  • Koltiska Distillery & Carriage

Koltiska Distillery & Carriage

Climb aboard this striking, percheron draft horse-drawn carriage and take a nostalgic step back some 125 years, to a time  when horses were not only a mode of transportation, but were the power that grew the farming and ranching commerce that Sheridan was built on. You will enjoy a shaded

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Lake DeSmet

Lake DeSmet

Lake Desmet occupies a natural un-drained basin on the divide between Piney Creek, and one of its tributaries, Boxelder Creek. It is one of several basins in the Buffalo area that were formed by coal seam fires. After the coal deposits burned, the clinker and other sediments collapsed into the

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Lake Point Picnic Site

Lake Point Picnic Site

Secluded little picnic area overlooking Meadowlark Lake. Directions: From Ten Sleep,WY, take Hwy 16 east around 14 miles, Turn right on to FSR 437 for 1.5 miles.

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Lake View Campground

Lake View Campground

On the northern shore of Meadowlark Lake. Popular trout fishing area. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 20.3 miles and turn right at campground sign. Fees $15 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles per site and 8 people per site. 12 reservable sites.

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Leigh Creek RV Dump Station

Leigh Creek RV Dump Station

On the Cloud Peak Skyway, one of 2 RV dumpstations on the forest. Directions: From Buffalo, WY, take Hwy 16 west 34 miles. Turn left at the sign.

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Lily Lake Trailhead

Lily Lake Trailhead

Provides access to: Middle Paintrock Trail – #066, which accesses Cloud Peak Wilderness, and Lily Lake. Small parking area with no facilities. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Highway 16 east. Turn left at sign onto Forest Service Road 27, cross a bridge and go 2 miles, then turn left

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