Yellowstone Park Wildlife Guide

Bighorn Medicine Wheel

Bighorn Medicine Wheel

While traveling in Wyoming, plan a stop at the Bighorn Medicine Wheel.

To get there, take U.S. Alt. 14, between Burgess Junction and Cody. There is a steep and narrow unpaved side road that runs from the summit of U.S. Alt. 14 to the top of Medicine Mountain, where you’ll see the fascinating medicine wheel.

This prehistoric structure is a circular arrangement of stones laid out on the ground. A National Historic Site, the medicine wheel holds spiritual significance for American Indians.

In addition to the Medicine Wheel, other features on Medicine Mountain include stone circles and markers depicting arrows, boxes and crosses.

Note: Closed to vehicular traffic. Visitors are required to walk 1.5 miles to the site.

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