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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Our original plan was to camp for two nights within the National Forest, but it rained both nights so we ended up driving through and seeing everything we wanted to in one day, which worked out nicely. We left Sheridan in the morning and took highway 14 to Shell before coming back on the south side to Buffalo. We stopped... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We traveled through the Bighorn National Forest riding our bikes across the country. We took Rt 16 over Powder River Pass going east to west. The climb to the pass was amazing. The scenery was beautiful and the wildlife plentiful. We were traveling in the spring and the wildflowers were spectacular. The interpretive geology, natural history, and history signs were... More

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Recommendation for taking highway 14 alternate toward Lovell in order to see the prettiest part of these photogenic mountains. This is also the road to take in order to see the Historic Medicine Wheel National Landmark and the Tongue River. A great daytrip from Sheridan with plenty of time to stop and take lots of pictures. The wildflowers are pretty... More

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Elgin, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was my favorite park, I suggest you use your cell phone through your Bluetooth when driving through it, really puts it all in perspective . Really a great touch to add to the tour, as far as information.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We drove on Alt14 through the forest, all the way from Sheridan, WY to Cody. Lovely drive. We took 14 (the southern route) back to Sheridan. Highly recommended if you want a scenic drive.

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Madison, Wisconsin
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We hiked, drove the scenic byway, and learned about geology along the way. It was nice to be in a national forest and not have it so perfectly planned, which is what we went through when we were in SD several days before (although we enjoyed ourselves a bunch in SD!). We were given some tips on hikes from the... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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173 reviews 173 reviews
122 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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