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Designation: USFS Scenic Byway
Designation: Wyoming State Scenic Byway
Fees: Forest Service campground fees apply, as do some p
Length, One-Way: 47 Miles (78.33 Kilometers)
Time: Allow 1 Hour

General Information

Description - Wyoming State Highway 14, known as the Bighorn Scenic Byway, traverses the Bighorn National Forest. An ideal route for travelers heading west to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks or on their way east to Mount Rushmore, The Black Hills, and the Badlands of South Dakota, the Byway offers travelers the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the unique beauty of the Big Horn Mountains. In some ways this Byway is like a charm bracelet, pretty in its own right, and connecting together a string of separate, sometimes unrelated, but nevertheless, engaging and beautiful elements.

The Bighorn Byway crosses the western Forest boundary at the foot of Shell Canyon. It zig zags up the mountains offering breathtaking views of rangeland and peaks. Numerous turnouts provide travelers with the opportunity to stop and appreciate the views. Shell Falls provides interpretive trails, a close-up view of the falls and spectacular scenery. The highway continues to rise and levels out at Antelope Butte Ski Area then on to Granite Pass, the highest point on Highway 14. The highway continues on to Twin Buttes, Sibley Lake, Steamboat Roack, and spectacular views of Tongue River Canyon and the Sheridan Valley.

Attractions - The Big Horn Scenic Byway is known for it's Archeology, Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : The Bighorn Scenic Byway is located on Wyoming State Highway 14. The eastern end begins at the town of Shell, located at the eastern border of the Bighorn National Forest, travels through Shell Canyon to Burgess Junction and then follows a southwestern course to the western boundary of the Forest.

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Additional Information:
Wyoming Scenic Byways - This beautiful state currently offers one All-American Road, the Beartooth Scenic Byway, and a multitude of state, National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) designated byways.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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