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Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark

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Address: Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY
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Interesting experience, great views

Interesting experience to visit the sacred grounds of this ancient medicine wheel. The views are incredible, both from the top and from the 1.5 mile hike in. The hike is not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Redmond, Washington
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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting experience to visit the sacred grounds of this ancient medicine wheel. The views are incredible, both from the top and from the 1.5 mile hike in. The hike is not strenuous, just take it slowly since it is at high elevation. There are benches along the way if you want to take a rest. There are rangers stationed at... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

After reading about Medicine Wheel in the guidebook, we knew we had to stop here in order to experience everything that it entails. We felt humbled at Devil's Tower and knew we had to feel that again. Unfortunately, we were not very prepared for the magnitude of the location. It is 10,000 feet up which makes the nearly 2 mile... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I was not too sure how I would make the 1.5 mile in and out but slowly but surely we did. It is probably only a couple hundred feet gain net but you do go up and down a few times. Bring your jacket, even in July we needed jackets and hats for the cold and the wind; you are... More 

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Clayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is living history. The views are spectacular and the visiting the grounds are a solemn experienced not to be missed. The entire canyon area is a "hidden treasure" overshadowed by Yellowstone.

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Clayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Don't let the length of the hike nor the steepness of the access road prevent you from making this trek. Even with snow drifted over the trail, the hike was quite doable. Wear hiking boots, take water, and take your time. The scenery along the way makes taking frequent rest stops easy and pleasant. The Medicine Wheel itself is spiritual.... More 

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Farmingdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This site was visited in August. Some people complained about snow but we didn't encounter any. The wheel is at an elevation of 10,000 feet. To get there you travel on Rte 14 Alt, on 10% grades. The road to the wheel has no business being a 2 lane road but it is thrilling. Once you get there, it is... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A 1.5 mile hike to see the Medicine Wheel, beautiful views along the hike, might want to make sure you have a jacket even in the summer time.

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Brigham City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice beautiful nature walk up to the medicine wheel... great photo op at the wheel. Very interesting watching Native-Americans walk the wheel and witness the ritual by several participants

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I heard of this archeological / sacred to native peoples landmark high ( over 9600 feet elevation )in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. We were in the mountains and wanted to find it and I'm so glad we did. It's a worthwhile hike from the US Forest Ranger station's parking lot. (If you have a handicap placard/ license) they... More 

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Greenfield IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you know what this place is and how sacred it is go. It takes some understanding of what it is or you won't care. The history behind this is fascinating. Once you get to the top it's breath taking. And to witness the rituals and the respect the Indians have for this is such an honor.

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