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Bighorn National Forest

2013 Eastside 2nd St, Sheridan, WY 82801
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Sheridan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
Activities: Hiking
Description: Over one million acres of scenic mountains, valleys and alpine tree forests: great for hiking and biking.
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

DH and I just returned from a week in the BHNF and it was amazing. Expansive views, beautiful trees, flowers everywhere! The air is clean and crisp, the people are friendly. And I finally saw my first moose! As well as prong horn, elk, deer, etc. This is not a drive through, this is someplace to check out for days... More

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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Bighorn National forest has awesome scenery, clear streams, wild life and easily accessed back roads.Mountain peaks and wildflower covered meadows, deep canyons and waterfalls, grazing elk, moose and domestic sheep with their herder, every curve offers a new view. Amenities are few and far between - limited availability of gas, food and lodging. There are a number of Forest... More

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Smith Mountain Lake, VA
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Big Horn National Forest offers spectacular scenery, mountain lakes, babbling brooks, amazing waterfalls, hidden fishing holes, moose and deer sightings, rustic lodges, great camping and hiking, wildflower-covered fields and gorgeous sunsets. The road up from Sheridan to the summit has been greatly improved in recent years, as it has been widened, allowing room for cars to pull over on... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a scenic drive! Our family traveled through here on July 5, 2014 after visiting Yellowstone. Didn't even know what we were getting ourselves into. We saw at least 50 mule deer on the drive through. Spectacular scenery!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This part of Wyoming is stunning. Rolling hills and the Big Horn Mountains. There are many dirt roads for exploring and four wheeling and lakes and streams and waterfalls. Can't be explored in one week. Plan to go back again.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Snow peaks, abundant wildlife, wild flowers, exceptional trout fishing, cool summer nights, starry nights, plenty of picturesque hiking trails and waterfalls, skiing (cross country and downhill), and so few other people!

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Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Snow still visible on top even in late June. Beautiful Spring flowers in bloom while snow still shows in the backdrop. Roads are well maintained and plenty of pull offs for viewing, photos or just a good stretch & breath of fresh air.

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La Plata, Maryland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
64 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We drove from Dayton, Wyoming, up route 14 (along the Bighorn Scenic Byway) over the Bighorn Mountains and back in one afternoon/evening. On our outbound drive, we took the Medicine Wheel Passage (14-a) to the north. I am so glad we stopped to hike out to the Medicine Wheel! Jaw-dropping vistas out there! Definitely worth the time to hike 3... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Bighorn National Forest, along with the Bighorn Mountains, are a well-kept secret in Wyoming. Such a beautiful area. We couldn't see a lot due to heavy fog but what we could see was gorgeous. Trees, mountains, streams, lakes, falls, and the list goes on. An unexpected surprise in our travels across Wyoming. If you have some time, take a... More

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Greybull, Wyoming, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Growing up around here I think this is one of the best places to spend time. There are a lot of fishing spots just off the beaten path or for those who are looking to stay awhile you can go deeper for some of the best Brooke trout fishing!! Stop and check out shell falls on your way down too!!

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