Wyoming highways - US 14 and US 16

Awesome view on Wyoming US16 - Google maps photo by DieselDucy 2008
Awesome view on Wyoming US16 - Google maps photo by DieselDucy 2008

 

East of Yellowstone National Park, I-90 and I-25 offer a 200 mile detour on US 16 and US 14, crossing the Bighorn Mountain Range twice. If it's flat roads and wide open spaces you seek, try US14/16 east thru Clearmont and on to Gillette.

 

Highway sign shows US Highway 14 and 14A near Cody Wyoming. There's more to ride in these mountains besides the Beartooth.
Highway sign shows US Highway 14 and 14A near Cody Wyoming. There's more to ride in these mountains besides the Beartooth.

Bighorn Scenic Byway

 

"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. ...

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."

https://www.wyomingtourism.org/things-to-do/detail/Bighorn-Scenic-Byway/7035

 

Shell Falls

 

1 mile northeast of Shell, Wyoming, on U.S. Highway 14. Elevation is 6,400.  Shell Creek tumbles down steeply pitched granite and then is soothed and gentled downstream into a quietly running creek. Visit with our world-famous singing interpreters at the visitor center located at the Shell Falls Overlook. Restroom facilities available.  Adequate parking facilities make it easy to safely pull off the mountain highway. For tour buses, please call in advance at 307-548-6541.  Open season is late May through mid-September, weather dependent.

https://www.wyomingtourism.org/

 

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.

- See more at: https://www.wyomingtourism.org/things-to-do/detail/Bighorn-Scenic-Byway/7035#sthash.zSiP2FO2.dpuf
Cross the Bighorn Mountains twice on this 200 mile detour on US 14 & US 16 in northern Wyoming, east of Yellowstone NP.  Click the map to see the Google map with directions.
Cross the Bighorn Mountains twice on this 200 mile detour on US 14 & US 16 in northern Wyoming, east of Yellowstone NP. Click the map to see the Google map with directions.

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