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SCENIC DRIVES

VIEWS AS BIG AS THE BIGHORNS

If you have your own transportation, then you have everything you need for a scenic drive in the Bighorn Mountain region. To the west, both US HWY 14 & 14A await – inviting you to discover the thrills of Shell Canyon or the intrigue of the Medicine Wheel. For those with a little more adventure and some good off-road tires, Red Grade Road out of Big Horn is rolled-out like a red carpet – just begging to be explored!

+US HWY 14 - BIGHORN SCENIC BYWAY

BIGHORN SCENIC BYWAY

Bighorns315Follows U.S. Highway 14 through Ranchester and Dayton north of Sheridan, includes spectacular views such as Fallen City (a field of Madison Formation limestone blocks), along with campgrounds, picnic areas and opportunities for fishing in Sibley Lake, Prune Creek and Little Tongue River.

At Burgess Junction, the Bighorn Scenic Byway offers a choice: You can connect with U.S. Highway 14A, the Medicine Wheel Passage, or continue on U.S. 14 to Shell Falls and the higher elevations west, where you may get summer glimpses of magpies, Rocky Mountain bluebirds, and mourning doves among the juniper and sagebrush. Mountain lions live in Shell Canyon but are seldom seen. U.S. Forest Service personnel say those with sharp eyes may spot coyotes and bobcats.

+US HWY 14A - MEDICINE WHEEL BYWAY

MEDICINE WHEEL PASSAGE

MedicineWheelFollows U.S. Highway 14 through Ranchester and Dayton north of Sheridan, includes spectacular views such as Fallen City (a field of Madison Formation limestone blocks), along with campgrounds, picnic areas and opportunities for fishing in Sibley Lake, Prune Creek and Little Tongue River.

At Burgess Junction, the Bighorn Scenic Byway offers a choice: You can connect with U.S. Highway 14A, the Medicine Wheel Passage, or continue on U.S. 14 to Shell Falls and the higher elevations west, where you may get summer glimpses of magpies, Rocky Mountain bluebirds, and mourning doves among the juniper and sagebrush. Mountain lions live in Shell Canyon but are seldom seen. U.S. Forest Service personnel say those with sharp eyes may spot coyotes and bobcats.

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