A 58-mile paved highway over the crest of the Big Horn Mountains, the byway winds past thick forest, lush meadows, waterfalls, and deep canyons. Stretching from the Powder River Basin to the Big Horn Basin, the Big Horn Byway follows US 14 from the west outside Greybull.
Driving time on each Byway depends on the interests of the visitor and time of the year. Stopping to enjoy the outstanding scenery, the many points of interest, or adventures such as fishing and camping can extend travel time by several hours or even days.
Along the Way:
On the western end of the Big Horn Scenic Byway, Shell Creek Canyon and Shell Falls create some of the most spectacular scenery along the route. The 120-foot plunge of Shell Falls is accompanied by nature trails and interpretive signs. The site is open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily from mid-May through mid-September.
A Town Like No Other:
Sheridan, a few miles east of the byway on I-90, is one of Wyoming’s hidden jewels. Voted the country’s #1 Western Town by True West magazine in 2006, Sheridan offers a combination of New West culture and Old West hospitality. Visit King’s Saddlery, at once a museum and a one stop shop for working cowboys. Pay a visit to the historic sites of Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum and the Trail End Mansion. Also see The Sheridan Inn, dubbed the “finest hotel between Chicago and San Francisco.”
And if you’re stopping by in the summer, don’t miss the polo matches. The Big Horn Polo Club and Flying H Polo Club are two of the top polo locations in North America. Sheridan is home to nine playing fields for the mallet-wielding equestrians.
If You Go:
Big Horn National Forest 307-674-2600
King's Saddlery Inc. 800-443-8919
Bradford Brinton Musuem 307-672-3173
Train End State Historic Site 307-674-4589
Sheridan Inn 307-674-2178
Flying H Polo Club 307-674-9447