|Big Horn Mountains - Sightseeing Tours|
|HISTORIC & SCENIC TOURS IN THE BIG HORNS
The Big Horn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest offer many opportunities for sightseeing. There are 3 major highways traversing the Big Horns in an east-west direction. Each offers its own distinct and memorable scenery with relatively equal travel distances and comparable surfaces. So the choice is up to you and your travel objectives:
CLOUD PEAK SKYWAY (US Hwy 16) traverses the southern Big Horn Mountains and offers breathtaking vistas of distant snowcapped peaks along its 45 mile length. This route connects the towns of Buffalo and Tensleep, Wyoming. Highlights include Hospital Hill, Powder Pass, Meadow Lark Lake and Tensleep Canyon. Open year around.
BIG HORN SCENIC BYWAY (US Hwy 14) connects Sheridan and surrounding communities with Greybull, Wyoming and includes 45 miles of scenic mountain driving. Look out over spectacular valley views from one of several roadside turnouts -- on a clear day, you can see forever. Interesting stops include Shell Falls, Burgess Junction Visitor Center and Sand Turn. Open year around.
The MEDICINE WHEEL PASSAGE (US 14A) rises sharply from the Big Horn Basin near the city of Lovell and travels 25 miles through high alpine meadows to Burgess Junction, where it intersects with the Big Horn Scenic Byway
Bud Love Winter Range (1-2 hours) On this tour, there is some of the most scenic mountain views imaginable of the Big Horns. As it traverses a wildlife reserve, expect to see white tail deer, mule deer, antelope, wild turkey and other game birds, as well as elk in the winter months.
Fort Phil Kearny (1/2 to a full day tour) Relive some of the Wests legendary history on this tour of where some of the fiercest fighting between Native Americans and the U.S. Calvary took place. The highlight of this tour is the Fort Phil Kearny historic site, which has a visitor's center and museum with outstanding displays of battle scenes and local history. Go further down Wyoming 193 to Story to visit the site of the Wagon Box Fight. Retrace your steps and as you come to Highway 87, turn left to the Fetterman Monument and historic walk where you can trace the movements of both sides in this tragic battle.
Dry Creek Petrified Trees
Crazy Woman Canyon
Pole Creek and Sheep Mountain
Lake DeSmet & Ucross
Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang
Center - Lovell, WY
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