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Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark

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Address: Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY
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Drive up 14A from Lovell or come from Greybull or Sheridan - it's on the north side of the hiway once you get on top. Last time we were there it's a hike to get over to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
David F
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Worland
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Worland
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive up 14A from Lovell or come from Greybull or Sheridan - it's on the north side of the hiway once you get on top. Last time we were there it's a hike to get over to the wheel. Remember this was made a long time ago and is simply rocks on the ground. If you can''t appreciate the people... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Crossing Rocky Mountains from West to East. In the city of Lovell you take a left turn along highway US 14A (closed in winter months) for Rocky Mountains/Bighorn Medicine Wheel/Buffalo. After about 30 kilometer through an arid and flat landscape, the road begins to elevate ever so slightly, and it continues to do so – and quite a bit more,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Of the three scenic highways that wind their way through the Bighorn Mountains, the US-14A from Burgess Junction is the most spectacular. The road edges its way up Medicine Mountain where upon its windswept western peak stands the mysterious Medicine Wheel accessible by foot from the car park and public facilities. Having enjoyed the walk and views from the top,... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Walk around the Medicine Wheel and dream back to centuries ago. People come to it to pray and ask for help. They also tie bright scarves, ropes, necklaces, ..... Just to leave a little of themselves with this sacred place of awe.

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Thank Victoria L
Sudbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

You are a long ways up, so go slow. It is a couple miles all told. We did see one person get a drive in because they were in a leg cast, so be sure to ask if requiring help. We had started on the road just intending to go half way or so, for the views. But we just... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

On the top of a mountain --- very steep walk or you can drive if you get special permission. Quiet and serene and mystical. So glad we went....I can see why this is a special place for many tribes.

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Rozet
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Travel by car 1.5 miles to a location, where you walk 1.5 miles on a gravel road to the site. It's a long walk on an uneven surface, at a high altitude (+9000'). Enjoyable views.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Be ready to walk -- it's officially 1 1/2 miles from the parking lot to the Medicine Wheel, but a relatively easy walk on a good up-and-down dirt/gravel road (we even saw people with flip-flops making the walk, although I recommend more suitable footware). We enjoyed the hike as much as the site itself. There were plenty of marmots, pikas,... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

After the mustang range out of Lovell, a beautiful and exciting drive takes you up to the top of the Bighorn range to the Medicine Wheel. A short drive off the main road up a very well graded gravel road drops you at the head of a 1 1/2 mile trail leading to the Wheel. The trail is along a... More 

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West Richland, WA, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a large circle of stones conneted like a wagon wheel's spokes believed to be a stopping place for American Indians as they traveled across the plains. It sits high on Bighorn Mtn and has mystical significance to the Indians. There is a significant hike on a dirt road up to the site - maybe a mile. I believe... More 

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