Bighorn Scenic Byways

Burgess Junction, Wyoming

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The Cloud Peak Skyway, Medicine Wheel Passage, and Bighorn Scenic Byway are a trio of connected byways that are distinctive highways which cross 111 miles of the gorges and high country of the scenic Bighorn Mountains. The Bighorn Scenic Byways are three separate roads that cross the Bighorn Mountains. The routes are all two-lane, paved highways with frequent turnouts for scenic and recreational opportunities. Traffic is light, and the roads are a pleasure to travel. Many travelers come from the eastern United States, and the Bighorn Mountains are the first oasis of mountainous relief after a long haul over the flat Great Plains. The alpine splendor of the range will meet any traveler’s expectations. Special attractions: Shell Falls, Burgess Junction Visitor Center, colorful autumn foliage, Antelope Butte and Meadowlark Lake (High Point) ski areas, Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark, Cloud Peak Wilderness, alpine vegetation, extensive views. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

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"The Cloud Peak Skyway, Medicine Wheel Passage, and Bighorn Scenic Byway are a trio of connected byways that are distinctive highways which cross 111 miles of the gorges and high country of the scenic Bighorn Mountains. The Bighorn Scenic Byways are three separate roads that cross the Bighorn Mountains. The routes are all two-lane, paved highways with frequent turnouts for scenic and recreational opportunities. Traffic is light, and the roads are a pleasure to travel. Many travelers come from the eastern United States, and the Bighorn Mountains are the first oasis of mountainous relief after a long haul over the flat Great Plains.

The alpine splendor of the range will meet any traveler’s expectations. Special attractions: Shell Falls, Burgess Junction Visitor Center, colorful autumn foliage, Antelope Butte and Meadowlark Lake (High Point) ski areas, Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark, Cloud Peak Wilderness, alpine vegetation, extensive views. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Burgess Junction
Distance: 111
Season: Open from May through mid-November, then closed by winter snows
Local Contacts: Bighorn National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Bighorn Scenic Byways

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May 2018