DiscoverScenic Drives

Sheridan and the Bighorn Mountains come to life when experienced on a scenic drive or epic road trip.

Bighorn Scenic Byway

Follows US Highway 14 through Ranchester and Dayton north of Sheridan, includes spectacular views such as Fallen City (a field of Madison Formation limestone blocks), Steamboat Point, 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 continues on U.S. 14 toward the towns of Shell and Greybull. Watch for moose and deer around Burgess Junction and as you’re winding through the red, rocky walls of Shell Canyon, look for Rocky Mountain bluebirds and mourning doves among the juniper and sagebrush. U.S. Forest Service personnel say those with sharp eyes may spot coyotes, bobcats and the very elusive mountain lion. Stretch your legs at Shell Falls before driving through the quaint town of Shell (population 50) to the town of Greybull.


Medicine Wheel Passage

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

At Burgess Junction, the Medicine Wheel Passage continues on U.S. 14A toward the town of Lovell. This byway is open seasonally from May through November and has a 10% grade in places, making it steeper than the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Watch for moose and deer around Burgess Junction and Rocky Mountain bluebirds and mourning doves. This byway provides stunning views of the Bighorn Basin below as well as a few notable stops. Stretch your legs at Observation Point (Elevation 9,430 ft) or take a small hike to see the Medicine Wheel/Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark or Porcupine Falls. Before reaching the town of Lovell, take a small detour to the Bighorn National Recreation Area.

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