Big Horn Scenic Byway Dayton to Shell

Dayton, Wyoming

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A 58-mile paved highway over the crest of the Big Horn Mountains, past thick forest, lush meadows, waterfalls, and deep canyons. The Big Horn Scenic Byway climbs over the crest of the Big Horn Mountains from the Powder River Basin to the Big Horn Basin. Along the way it passes clear mountain streams, a lake, a large waterfall, rugged canyons, lush forest, and even the site of a large tornado. Special attractions: Shell Falls, Shell Canyon, Sibley Lake, Tongue River Canyon, Antelope Butte Ski Area, Big Horn National Forest, hiking, fishing, scenic 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.
Scenic Driving Wyoming

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Scenic Driving Wyoming

by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)

A 58-mile paved highway over the crest of the Big Horn Mountains, past thick forest, lush meadows, waterfalls, and deep canyons. The Big Horn Scenic Byway climbs over the crest of the Big Horn Mountains from the Powder River Basin to the Big Horn Basin. Along the way it passes clear mountain streams, a lake, a large waterfall, rugged canyons, lush forest, and even the site of a large tornado.

Special attractions: Shell Falls, Shell Canyon, Sibley Lake, Tongue River Canyon, Antelope Butte Ski Area, Big Horn National Forest, hiking, fishing, scenic 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.

©  Laurence Parent/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Dayton
Distance: 58
Season: Summer and fall. Heavy snow can temporarily close the road in winter and early spring.
Local Contacts: Bighorn National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Horn Scenic Byway: Dayton to Shell

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