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“Wow - Majestic Scenery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of US Highway 16

US Highway 16
U.S. Highway 16, Cloud Peak Skyway, Buffalo, WY
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Buffalo
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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Savannah, Tennessee
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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Wow - Majestic Scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wow, the scenery along this highway is majestic. There were a few delays with construction but we were glad we took this route. Awe inspiring!

Visited July 2014
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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132 reviews 132 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Breathtaking scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful drive with a variety of wildflowers and abundant wildlife. We always enjoy the educational geological signs along the route. Take your time and look for deer, moose, elk, and birds along your trek.

Visited July 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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349 reviews 349 reviews
219 attraction reviews
Reviews in 126 cities Reviews in 126 cities
489 helpful votes 489 helpful votes
“Lovely drive from nowhere to nowhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The road is advertised as the most picturesque route into Yellowstone and it is certainly very pretty. In mid-June it was still snow-covered and near freezing around the summit; we pitied the underdressed bikers! I’m sure driving in either direction would be lovely; use the several scenic pull-outs to admire the views properly.

Visited June 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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174 reviews 174 reviews
64 attraction reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Long steep climb, but absolutely beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

As you leave Buffalo and head up the "Sweet 16", watch for the geologic signs along the way that tell you about the road cuts you're passing through and how old the formations are. You don't need to stop if you don't want as you can read the signs easily at highway speeds. The scenery is beautiful and you can see antelope, deer and moose along the way. The rugged beauty of this drive forced me to stop several times and shoot some pictures and the view from the Powder River summit is stunning. The highway on the west side of the summit is beautiful as well and winds down the mountain on a steep descent and includes some tight, 25 mph, corners. If you're not stopping and taking pictures, you're probably driving too fast! Slow down and enjoy the beauty of nature and the Cloud Peak Skyway.

Visited June 2014
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Buffalo, Wyoming
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful views on a well maintained Highway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The best thing about US 16 is that it takes you to some of the most beautiful mountains you'll ever see and enjoy, the Big Horn's. . . which are dead center of two other tourist must do's, Yellowstone Park and The Black Hills of South Dakota

Visited July 2013
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