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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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Appleton, Wisconsin
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103 reviews 103 reviews
69 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
18 helpful votes 18 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
90 helpful votes 90 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Highland Lake County, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Surprise! This aint no forest...green glob on the map. Its the Grand Canyon, Black Hills, Grand Titans, Niagra Falls, Yellowstone, and more, all scaled down into an economic and easily accessed place. Our great regret was having no clue about the place, so no plan to spend time. Oh how wrong I was. Cant drive ten feet without needing to... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you have a day.... Spend it at Bighorn Natl Forest... Pack a picnic lunch and dinner lol or stop at the A&W in Greybull after you leave the forest. If you want to see Buffalo go to YNP but if you want to avoid crowds and see moose elk and pronghorn go to Bighorn the views are majestic the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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171 reviews 171 reviews
64 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Bighorn National Forest has a lot to discover and share. If you find yourself driving the Sweet 16 highway, west of the Powder River summit, watch for a road taking off to the south and a fire lookout in the distance on top of a pile of rock. Drive back in for a mile, following the signs and park... More

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