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Bighorn National Forest

2013 Eastside 2nd St, Sheridan, WY 82801
307-674-2600
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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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Earlysville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We came out from virgiia for a Wyoming High Country trail ride. I thought I was giving my son and I a memorable experience and I was not wrong! We did this ride summer of 2012 I was back in Powell, Wyo in 2013 and Cody in 2014 to visit. What a beautiful place! I sure hope to come back... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I never had the chance to really hike it, but from town to the Wyoming High Country Lodge, I had the chance to visit the waterfalls (4 miles from the lodge Rt 13) and had the opportunity to see the beauty while driving. SPEECHLESS! I can't even describe the beauty as I left-- fog, light rain, sunrise (9am). I included... More

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Paris
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The road through the bighorn National forest was very scenic, it was beautiful. There are few stops made available to gaze at the infinite landscape. We stopped by the medicine wheel, it's a 1hour hike, but the scenery from up there was remarkable. It felt very good to breathe the air there.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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