We passed through the Bighorn Mountains on US 14 and 14A on our way to Yellowstone National Park. Medicine Wheel is an interesting stop if you are interested in Native American sites, scenic beauty, hiking, wildlife watching or mountain air. We were there in early July and there was still snow crossing the path. The hike is 1.5 miles each... 更多
The walk out to the site was a little challenging but worth the effort. The views and the site itself was awesome. We always enjoy visiting Native American sites and this one was certainly impressive.
This takes a little work to get to north of alternate Highway 14 and may require driving a 10% grade climbing up if traveling from west to east or the reverse if from east to west. However, this is a prime example of one of the reasons to slow down while passing through Wyoming. This is holy ground of the... 更多
Drive up 14A from Lovell or come from Greybull or Sheridan - it's on the north side of the hiway once you get on top. Last time we were there it's a hike to get over to the wheel. Remember this was made a long time ago and is simply rocks on the ground. If you can''t appreciate the people... 更多
Crossing Rocky Mountains from West to East. In the city of Lovell you take a left turn along highway US 14A (closed in winter months) for Rocky Mountains/Bighorn Medicine Wheel/Buffalo. After about 30 kilometer through an arid and flat landscape, the road begins to elevate ever so slightly, and it continues to do so – and quite a bit more,... 更多
You are a long ways up, so go slow. It is a couple miles all told. We did see one person get a drive in because they were in a leg cast, so be sure to ask if requiring help. We had started on the road just intending to go half way or so, for the views. But we just... 更多
On the top of a mountain --- very steep walk or you can drive if you get special permission. Quiet and serene and mystical. So glad we went....I can see why this is a special place for many tribes.
Travel by car 1.5 miles to a location, where you walk 1.5 miles on a gravel road to the site. It's a long walk on an uneven surface, at a high altitude (+9000'). Enjoyable views.
Be ready to walk -- it's officially 1 1/2 miles from the parking lot to the Medicine Wheel, but a relatively easy walk on a good up-and-down dirt/gravel road (we even saw people with flip-flops making the walk, although I recommend more suitable footware). We enjoyed the hike as much as the site itself. There were plenty of marmots, pikas,... 更多