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Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark

Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY
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well worth the high elevation hike

Easy hike if accustomed to hiking at nearly 10,000ft elevation. Trail is about three miles... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Cottonwood Idaho
Great hike

The hike was a bit dusty and hot (not much shade), but we were able witness some ranchers moving... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
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“mile hike” (9 reviews)
“gravel road” (8 reviews)
“parking area” (6 reviews)
Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Easy hike if accustomed to hiking at nearly 10,000ft elevation. Trail is about three miles round-trip.Imagine the wind nearly always blows so be prepared for that. On the last morning of September we were the only ones there which made the experience more special. Good...More

1  Thank FrancesinIdaho
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The hike was a bit dusty and hot (not much shade), but we were able witness some ranchers moving their cattle ahead of us, the kids loved that. At the wheel, it was very neat to look around and find tokens left behind and wonder...More

1  Thank Me2rean
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Access is up 2 mile of forestry road off highway 14A. From the parking area a steady walk of 1.5 miles on the gravel road brings one to the Medicine Wheel on top of the mountain with expansive views in all directions. The Wheel is...More

1  Thank mjhullah
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

It was very fun driving in the Bighorns. The roads are very steep and scenic. The Medicine Wheel is well worth a look for anyone. It is at 10000 feet in elevation which makes the air pretty thin. The actual wheel is great to look...More

1  Thank Seedeman
Reviewed 12 September 2017

If you are in the area, make sure you make this trip. Scenery is beautiful - worth the walk. Take your time, stop along the way.

1  Thank KristyMcCullers
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is a bucket list item for me as I am in to back yard astronomy and love sun wheels, archeoastronomy, stone circles and alignments. I really did enjoy visiting the Big horn Medicine wheel. It is unblemished and not vandalized like so many other...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful location about 10000 feet up. The walk is about 1.5 mikes each way (uphill) from the parking area but there's lots to take in. We spotted a fossilized seashell in the stone along the road, very cool. The medicine wheel is a moving...More

Thank kadct
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Wonderful hike and a breath taking view. Both rangers were very informative about the Medicine Wheel. There was still snow in July.

Thank Glena D
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The gravel road in a short one lane road. It was worth the trip up the mountain to get there, We parked at the gravel lot and a ranger came out to great us. He told up about the Landmark and the the short Hike...More

Thank teresareker
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I wanted so much to see this but my camper would not make it up 14a from Lovell. I had to turn around 9 miles short. 8-10 degrees hills were rough. I found a great museum display on Work and and would like to share...More

Thank ki0ki
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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