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US Highway 16

U.S. Highway 16, Cloud Peak Skyway, Buffalo, WY
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Beautiful mountain scenery

US Highway 16 is a beautiful drive going west out of Buffalo. To me this is the most scenic way to... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Buffalo, Wyoming
Beautiful views

drove from Buffalo to Ten Sleep to go snowmobiling in the BIG HORN MOUNTAINS. Awesome scenery and... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
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U.S. Highway 16, Cloud Peak Skyway, Buffalo, WY
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

US Highway 16 is a beautiful drive going west out of Buffalo. To me this is the most scenic way to get to Yellowstone or Jackson or just to travel across the state east to west. In the late spring the wildflowers are spectacular! Keep...More

1  Thank SeenaKS
Reviewed 1 March 2017

drove from Buffalo to Ten Sleep to go snowmobiling in the BIG HORN MOUNTAINS. Awesome scenery and breath taking views

Thank Bubba R
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Grades do not exceed 7%. There are plenty of wide spaces to stop with RV's cars etc. to take pictures. Commercial trucks travel this route with ease. Ten Sleep WY is a good place for a lunch stop. Bull Creek or Lake View campgrounds are...More

4  Thank Charles B
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I drove this east to west (Buffalo, Wy to Ten Sleep, WY). It is terribly pretty. The scenery through the Bighorn National Forest is excellent. It is a tough drive and you don't know how to drive in the mountains you should read up on...More

2  Thank gatorhoosier
Reviewed 2 November 2016

See Crazy Woman Canyon, Breath Taking, there are different areas in the canyon, like the all rock area, its amazing to watch the creek run thru ad under the rocks and the way the rocks balance on each other, the campsite are in shaded area...More

Thank scuriomi
Reviewed 29 October 2016

While staying in Buffalo, Wyoming we took a lovely scenic drive on US Highway 16 through Ten Sleep canyon. We loved the scenery. After an ice-cream stop in the town of Ten Sleep we then drove the opposite way back to Buffalo and the views...More

1  Thank kpslas
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We left Yellowstone on Sept 12th, on our way to Devil's Tower. It was just starting to snow & we were relieved when we got to Cody & it had stopped. Unfortunately, after we left Worland & started climbing up into the Bighorns it started...More

1  Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lots of scenery on this highway. couldn't believe the moose we passed by since we haven't seen any in years.

Thank gstables6755
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wow, beautiful drive anytime of the year. You Can see wildlife from deer, elk, moose, mountain lion, bobcats, bighorn sheep, bear, rabbits, rock chucks, birds including eagles. How about Fishing? Yep that to is great. Oh yes, Not to leave out the views of the...More

3  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Skip going north. The signs were right! Scenic, efficient and oh so gorgeous a trip. Make sure you walk downtown buffalo and don't miss the Wahoo 307 Giftstore...wow what a Greta selection of Chokecherry products! Try the syrup!!

1  Thank Sawdogs
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We will be traveling from Mt. Rushmore to Worland, WY then onto West Yellowstone, I'm pulling a 37 ft travel trailer. If someone has made this trip with an RV or travel trailer how was it? can it be done with such a long trailer?
10 April 2017|
Response from scuriomi | Reviewed this property |
Yes it can be done but there are quite a few steep grades so make sure you get your brakes checked and know how to down shift so you dont heat up your brakes.....take it slow and enjoy the beautiful scenery....its gorgeous... More
RodLyn D
We visit USA most years to see our daughter, son in law and grandson who live in Denver. Each year we do some great drives and NP visits. This year we will be driving from Portland OR to Denver CO, Will drive some time on the Interstates, but mostly getting onto the more scenic highways. We did Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Flaming Gorge last year. Wonderful time. I would appreciate some advice on Wyoming for this years drive. . After visiting Little Bighorn National Monument and overnighting in Sheridan, I cant decide if Hwy 14 to Greybull or Hwy 16 thru Buffalo and to Worland would be better. Whilst I have read up all the forums on beauty and scenery of both drives, I guess my main concern is snow and ice. We will be coming through these mountains around 10 May 2017. I have a little experience of winter Rockies driving in USA (none of course in Australia !!!) but always in an AWD or 4WD. This year not sure what Hertz will load onto me in Portland OR. Its a RAV 4 SUV (or similar), but likely 2 WD.?? I will try to upgrade to AWD, but may luck out. Would you think it safe to try either of these highways in early May in a 2WD. Thanks for any help you can give me. Cheers. Rod
1 March 2017|
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Response from Sawdogs | Reviewed this property |
it can snow on either in July! watch weather reports and take 16!
Dawn H
Hi ! We're looking at booking a very brief trip over Memorial Day weekend. Thinking it would be nice to drive Hwy 16 between Buffalo and Ten Sheep. Will there be any problems with snow at that time of year?
6 April 2016|
Response from LB_Templeton | Reviewed this property |
Not too likely; however, all along the Rocky Mountains you should be ready for weather and temperature extremes. The route itself is well traveled and patrolled. That time of year, it is unlikely the roads will be frozen or... More