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Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark

Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY
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You will be amazed or let down

Drive up 14A from Lovell or come from Greybull or Sheridan - it's on the north side of the hiway... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2016
David F
Celestial Celerity.

Crossing Rocky Mountains from West to East. In the city of Lovell you take a left turn along... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark
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“mile hike” (9 reviews)
“gravel road” (8 reviews)
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Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

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...More

4  Thank David F
Reviewed 7 December 2015

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...More

5  Thank Guegues
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Of the three scenic highways that wind their way through the Bighorn Mountains, the US-14A from Burgess Junction is the most spectacular. The road edges its way up Medicine Mountain where upon its windswept western peak stands the mysterious Medicine Wheel accessible by foot from...More

1  Thank charles s
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Walk around the Medicine Wheel and dream back to centuries ago. People come to it to pray and ask for help. They also tie bright scarves, ropes, necklaces, ..... Just to leave a little of themselves with this sacred place of awe.

2  Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 9 October 2015

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...More

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 20 September 2015

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.

1  Thank floridatravelgal
Reviewed 15 September 2015

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.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 6 September 2015

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...More

1  Thank WYbirdwatcher
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

After the mustang range out of Lovell, a beautiful and exciting drive takes you up to the top of the Bighorn range to the Medicine Wheel. A short drive off the main road up a very well graded gravel road drops you at the head...More

1  Thank Rickberlet
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is a large circle of stones conneted like a wagon wheel's spokes believed to be a stopping place for American Indians as they traveled across the plains. It sits high on Bighorn Mtn and has mystical significance to the Indians. There is a significant...More

1  Thank Ellen M
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9 September 2017|
Response from kadct | Reviewed this property |
There were leashed dogs walking when we were there but owners were asked to leave keep them off of the path that goes directly around the medicine wheel.
3 May 2017|
Response from Jim B |
Exactly, I'm not sure but about end of May till mid October. Forget winter as the circle will be under many feet of snow. Read a little about Plains Medicine Wheels before your go. This is a holy place. You can call the... More
Kelli H
11 November 2016|
Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
Cody Wyoming to Medicine Wheel 2 h 21 min (86.3 mi) via US-14 ALT E 2 h 55 min (128.8 mi) via US-14 E/US-16 E/US-20 E ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The Medicine Wheel, located near... More