Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway Burgess Junction to Big Horn Lake

Burgess Junction, Wyoming

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A 42-mile paved road from the high country of the Big Horn Mountains down to the shores of Big Horn Lake near Lovell. This drive begins in the high country of the Big Horn Mountains, a large range that dominates north-central Wyoming. The mountains rise to more than 13,000 feet, and are exceeded in height only by a few ranges in the northwestern part of the state. Along the way, the highway passes the unique `, an interesting archaeological site still important to various Indian groups today. It then makes a dramatic descent into the dry Big Horn Basin and ends at Big Horn Lake. Special attractions: Medicine Wheel Archaeological Site, Bighorn National Forest, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area/Big Horn Lake, hiking, fishing, scenic views, boating. 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.
Scenic Driving Wyoming

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Scenic Driving Wyoming

by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)

A 42-mile paved road from the high country of the Big Horn Mountains down to the shores of Big Horn Lake near Lovell. This drive begins in the high country of the Big Horn Mountains, a large range that dominates north-central Wyoming. The mountains rise to more than 13,000 feet, and are exceeded in height only by a few ranges in the northwestern part of the state. Along the way, the highway passes the unique `, an interesting archaeological site still important to various Indian groups today.

It then makes a dramatic descent into the dry Big Horn Basin and ends at Big Horn Lake. Special attractions: Medicine Wheel Archaeological Site, Bighorn National Forest, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area/Big Horn Lake, hiking, fishing, scenic views, boating. 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.

©  Laurence Parent/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Burgess Junction
Distance: 42
Season: Summer and fall. Snows usually close the road in winter and much of the spring
Local Contacts: Bighorn National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway: Burgess Junction to Big Horn Lake

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