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“Take your time”
Review of US Highway 16

US Highway 16
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Madison, Wisconsin
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324 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 532 helpful votes
“Take your time”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Starting out at Buffalo, we stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites. It is a very nice place to stay & reasonable. Before we left town we visited the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum & the Occidental Hotel. Then we headed for Yellowstone, taking Hwy 16, the Cloud Peak Highway. It was early June and we could see lots of snow on the Big Horn Mountains. We have been to Wyoming many times, and have taken different routes. This one is easier & very beautiful. And the road is in good shape & there are guard rails where they are needed.
The 1st high pass will you encounter is Powder River. Nearby we saw some big Mule Deer bucks, bounding with their usual spring legged hop. We stopped by Meadowlark Lake which is part of the Bighorn National Forest; there are toilets here that are clean. This lovely little lake is a nice place to breath in the fresh mountain air.
As we headed towards Ten Sleep, there were excellent views of the Ten Sleep Canyon. It was carved by Glaciers 250,000 years ago. You will want to stop and take some photos. You will see all colors here, red, white, grey, black & more. We stopped by the Leigh Creek Monument. It is about 9 miles east of Ten Sleep. It was in memory of a man who fell to his death in 1889.
We stopped by the Ten Sleep welcome center & museum. Take time to check this out. It is run with donations. Ask about the Spring Creek Raid.
Then he headed towards Cody. We enjoyed stopping at the towns on the way. Everyone was so friendly. Try to not be in such a hurry. There is a lot to see on this route.

Visited June 2013
7 Thank limey52
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Florence, AZ
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome trip.”
Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

The mountain views, pull outs for viewing and information stops is excellent. It's a great road to drive and in excellent condition for the people who need to travel on it routinely. I wish our highways in AZ were this good.

Visited September 2013
4 Thank 2dps
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53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Wow factor”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Route 16 from ten sleep to buffalo is a must see if you are in the area . We drove a 34 foot class A motor home towing a nine foot motorcycle trailer. No problem. As mentioned before, there are a lot of ups and downs but also plenty of pull offs to let those impatient travelers get by. The views are spectacular and the road is much less " twisty" then 14. If you are headed for buffalo from the west or Yellowstone from the East, take this beautiful and safe road.

Visited September 2013
14 Thank DrJ9202
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Marianna, Florida
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123 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Take a good camera - you'll use it”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Driving west from Buffalo you climb through tree covered hills until you reach the pass. From then on the trees disappear and the views get spectacular. The canyon walls at times are so high that you can't photograph them without a wide lens. Scenic part ends at Ten Sleep, which has a tiny but interesting museum.

Visited September 2013
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Rockport, Texas
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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Breathtaking scenery.”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

A hard haul, hilly and curvey, but take your time and enjoy the mountain views. We cut off and went through Crazy Woman Canyon and was wowed! Would recommend a high clearance vehicle for some spots, one lane road, gravel and some rough spots. Breathtaking, though.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Laura W
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