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    Wyoming United States #16 Highway Guide

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    Welcome to Wyoming, the Cowboy State
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    Photo - View from highway.
    The Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway highway sign. NOTE, the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, for west bound traffic ends at the Wyoming's, Yellowstone National Park boundary.
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    Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    Eastern boundary. NOTE highways # 14 and # 20 overlap highway #16 at this point west. Yellowstone National Park, WY is America's first national park and is home to Yellowstone's, WY; Old Faithful Geyser.
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    0.1
    Shoshone National Forest, WY, western boundary - Roadside turnout with information sign
    The Shoshone National Forest, WY, was established in 1891 as part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve. The Shoshone was the first national forest in the United States. The highest s mountains are snow-clad most of the year. With Yellowstone National Park on its western border, the Shoshone encompasses the area from the Montana state line south to Lander, Wyoming. including portions of the Absaroka, WY; Wind River, WY; and Beartooth, WY; Ranges
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    0.2
    Point of Information
    Park County, WY; western boundary.
    4.8
    7.7
    Roadside turnout
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    5.0
    8.1
    View from highway
    Driving, east
    5.7
    9.1
    Services at highway
    Fuel, north side of highway.
    6.5
    10.5
    large roadside turnout
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    6.7
    10.8
    Roadside turnout with information sign
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    7.2
    11.6
    Access to Sleeping Giant, WY Ski Area
    South of highway. Sleeping Giant was organized as a ski area in 1936-1937 and is well known for consistently abundant natural snowfall. Access to Lodging, north side of highway.
    7.5
    12.0
    Shoshone National Forest, WY Sleeping Giant Picnic Area
    Picnic tables, toilets.
    10.3
    16.6
    Access to campground
    South side of highway.
    11.7
    18.8
    Shoshone National Forest Eagle Creek Trailhead, WY
    South side of highway. Eagle Creek Trailhead, WY is 14.7 (miles) - Elevation Change: 6,700-9,900'
    12.0
    19.3
    Access to campground
    South side of highway.
    12.9
    20.8
    View from highway
    Driving east.
    13.5
    21.7
    Access to Lodging
    North side of highway.
    14.8
    23.8
    Access to Shoshone National Forest Fish Hawk Trailhead WY
    Fish Hawk Trailhead - 14 (miles) long - Elevation Change: 6,800-10,000 '
    15.3
    24.6
    Roadside turnout
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    15.8
    25.4
    Access to Lodging
    Paved no services, north side of highway.
    15.8
    25.4
    Access to Lodging
    North side of highway.
    16.3
    26.2
    Roadside turnout
    Paved, noservices, south side of highway.
    16.3
    26.2
    Roadside turnout - Photo taken from road side turnout
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    16.7
    26.8
    View from highway
    Driving east.
    17.0
    27.3
    Roadside turnout Rest Area with scenic view point
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    17.5
    28.1
    Roadside turnout Rest Area with scenic view point
    Paved no services, south side of highway. Photo taken from viewpoint.
    17.8
    28.6
    Shoshone National Forest, Newton Campground, WY
    South side of highway. Elevation 6,300 feet, 31 sites. Stream fishing, water, vault toilets, and bear resistant food storage at each camp site
    18.6
    29.9
    Roadside turnout
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    18.6
    30.0
    Access to Lodging
    South side of highway.
    19.8
    31.8
    Shoshone National Forest Rex Hale Campground, WY
    South side of highway. Elevation 6100 feet,30 sites, Stream fishing, water, vault toilets, 9 sites with electrical hookups, handicap accessible,tent pads, bear boxes
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    32.4
    View from highway
    Driving east.
    20.6
    33.2
    Roadside turnout
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    21.6
    34.8
    Roadside turnout
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
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    35.6
    Roadside turnout
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    23.1
    37.2
    Shoshone National Forest Clearwater Campground, WY
    South side of highway. 6,000 feet, 32 camp sites, max spur length 32 ft. Stream fishing, handicapped accessible vault toilets and tables, community bear resistant food storage boxes and two group sites for picnics that can be reserved.
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    37.9
    Point of Information
    Crossing the Shoshone River, WY. The Shoshone River is 100 miles (160 km) long. The Rivers headwaters are in the Absaroka Range in the Shoshone National Forest. The Shoshone River runs into the Big Horn River, WY.
    24.0
    38.6
    View from highway
    Driving east.
    25.2
    40.6
    Shoshone National Forest Elk Fork Campground, WY; Recreational Area
    South side of highway. Elevation 6,000 feet , 13 camp sites, 22 ft max spur length. Stream fishing, trailhead and public corrals, vault toilets, bear resistant food storage at each site
    26.0
    41.8
    Shoshone National Forest - Wapiti Rest Area, WY
    Picnic tables, toilets, north side of highway.
    26.3
    42.3
    Shoshone National Forest, WY Big Game Campground Recreation Area
    North side of highway. Elevation 5900 feet, 16 camp sites, vault toilets, community bear resistant food storage, some pull through sites for longer trailers, max spur length, 32 feet
    26.8
    43.2
    View from highway
    Driving east.
    27.3
    44.0
    Access to Shoshone National Forest Horse Creek Picnic Area
    Picnic Area. Access from highway.
    27.9
    44.9
    Roadside turnout Rest Area with scenic view point
    Paved no services, south side of highway. Photo taken from roadside turnout.
    27.9
    44.9

    View from roadside turnout.
    28.3
    45.5
    Roadside turnout with information sign
    Paved no services, north side of highway.
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    47.0
    Roadside turnout with information sign
    Paved no services, north side of highway.
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    49.0
    Roadside turnout with information sign
    Paved no services, north side of highway.
    30.5
    49.1
    Shoshone National Forest
    Eastern boundary
    30.9
    49.7
    Point of Information
    The Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway terminus point.
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    51.7
    Access to Lodging
    South side of highway.
    32.3
    51.9
    Services at highway
    Fuel, south side of highway.
    33.3
    53.6
    Community of Wapiti, WY
    Access from highway.
    35.1
    56.5
    Point of Information
    Crossing the North Fork Shoshone River, WY. One can fish for Rainbow, Brown and Brook Cutthroat trout.
    36.2
    58.3
    Access to campground & lodging
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    39.6
    63.7
    Access to Lodging
    South side of highway.
    40.3
    64.9
    Buffalo Bill Satate Park, WY
    Access to campgrounds South side of highway. The history of Buffalo Bill Reservoir and 'Cody Country' is rooted in the rich lore of the old West. Buffalo Bill State Park was named for Colonel William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody, famous as a wild west showman, promoter and developer. He first came to the region in the 1870's as a guide for a survey expedition and spent the next 20 years guiding and sponsoring hunting parties in the area. Buffalo Bill State Park, WY: Campground Facilities: There are two developed campgrounds. - North Shore Bay Campground has (35 sites: 29 pull-through sites, 3 back-in, and 3 tent only sites. - North Fork Campground has 62 sites: 56 pull through sites and 6 tent-only sites.- All campsites have tables and grills and are close by to water hydrants and restrooms. There are no utility hookups or showers at either campground. Roads and parking areas are paved.
    40.6
    65.4
    View from highway
    Driving east. Looking at The Buffalo Bill Reservoir, WY. Fish species include rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout and cutthroat trout. There are 3 boat launching areas on the lake.
    42.4
    68.3
    Roadside turnout Rest Area with scenic view point
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    44.0
    70.8
    Access to Eagle Point - Buffalo Bill State Park, WY
    South side of highway.
    44.9
    72.2
    Access to Buffalo Bill State Park, WY - North Shore Campground
    NORTH SHORE BAY CAMPGROUND (35 sites: 29 pull-through sites, 3 back-in, and 3 designated tent only.
    45.2
    72.8
    Roadside turnout with scenic view point
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    46.7
    75.1
    Roadside turnout with scenic view area
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    46.7
    75.2
    Buffalo Bill State Park, WY
    Eastern boundary.
    47.3
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    View from highway
    Driving east.
    47.4
    76.3
    Buffalo Bill State Park, WY Information Center & Buffalo Bill Dam
    Roadside turnout, Large paved turnout, south side of highway. Photo taken from roadside turnout.
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    78.8
    Roadside turnout
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    49.3
    79.4
    Point of Information
    Crossing Shoshone River.
    50.3
    81.0
    Roadside turnout with information sign
    Paved no services, north side of highway.
    51.4
    82.7
    City of Cody, WY - Welcome to Cody
    Western boundary. Attractions in and around Cody Wyoming: The Cody Cattle Company features Chuckwagon Dinner & Live Music Show - Buffalo Bill Historical Center This Center has these Five Museums under one roof. Whitney Gallery of Western Art, WY; showing art from the west. - Cody Firearms Museum, WY; antique gun collections - Buffalo Bill Museum, WY featuring the life of Buffalo Bill Cody. - Plains Indian Museum, WY; North American Native Cultures, Art and their Heritage of Yesterday.
    52.9
    85.1
    Junction of highway #291
    Cody, WY business center. South to the community of Valley, WY.
    53.8
    86.6
    Access to campgrounds
    North side of highway.
    54.1
    87.0
    Beck Ave
    Access to Buffalo Bill Historical Center, WY; north of highway.
    54.4
    87.6
    Cody, WY Chamber of Commerce Information Center
    South side of highway.
    54.6
    87.8
    Cody City Park
    Picnic area.
    54.7
    88.1
    12th Street
    Cody WY; business area.
    55.1
    88.6
    View from highway
    Driving east.
    55.1
    88.7
    Junction of highway # 14a & highway #120 west
    North to Big Horn National Recreation area, WY. North to Highway #296 ( The Chief Joseph Wyoming scenic byway. (North alternate route) to communities of Powell, WY, Byron, WY, Lovell, WY.
    55.8
    89.8
    Services at highway
    Fuel, gas, diesel.
    56.1
    90.3
    Access to campground
    North side of highway.
    57.2
    92.1
    Access to Yellowstone, WY Regional Airport
    North of highway.
    57.4
    92.3
    Junction of highway # 120 south
    South to communities of Meeteetse, WY, Grass Creek, WY, Thermopolis, WY
    58.3
    93.8
    Access to campground
    North of highway.
    59.2
    95.2
    Junction of Park County roadway #3DX
    South of highway.
    61.5
    98.9
    Junction of Park County roadway #3FX
    North side of highway.
    64.3
    103.5
    Junction of Park County roadway #3JM
    Access to Oregon Basin.
    67.6
    108.8
    View from highway
    Driving east.
    80.2
    129.0
    Roadside turnout
    Paved no services, north side of highway.
    80.8
    130.0
    Point of Information
    Big Horn County, western boundary.
    83.1
    133.7
    Roadside turnout with historic information sign
    The Jim Bridger Trail 1864 - North of this point is the Jim Bridger Trail. The Devils Backbone, WY; the roughest decent on the trail, situated at the northern edge of the plains the trail drops down into the Whistle Creek Valley, WY. In the spring of 1864 Jim Bridger guided 62 wagons from Fort Casper northwest through the Big Horn Basin to Virginia City Montana.
    83.1
    133.7
    Roadside turnout with historic information sign
    Wild Horses are often seen to the north of Bridger Butte, WY. Today's wild horses are descendants of animals that escaped or were turned loose by various cultures who depended on them.
    88.7
    142.7
    Junction of highway #30
    South to communities of Burlington, WY, Otto, WY, Basin, WY.
    89.2
    143.6
    Junction of highway #32
    North to communities of Powell, WY, Lovell, WY. Attractions in and around Powell, WY: The Heart Mountain Relocation Center The Center shows the lives of Japanese Americans interned in relocation centers after the attack on the United States by the Japanese after Pearl Harbor. - Homesteader Museum. - The Homesteader Museum; Features the history of Powell, Wyoming and area, showing the lives of the early homesteaders who settled the area.
    89.5
    144.1
    Community of Emblem, WY
    Elevation 4438 feet. Emblem, WY; was once called Germania Bench.
    103.5
    166.5
    Junction of highway #310 & highwat #789
    North via highway #310 to communities of Lovell, WY; Cowley, WY; Deaver, WY. South via highway #789 to Worland, WY; Thermopolis, WY.
    106.0
    170.6
    Roadside turnout - Greybull Rest Area
    Picnic tables, toilets, North side of highway.
    106.1
    170.8
    Access to The Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting
    The history of fire fighting aircraft, along with WW2 aircraft. North side of highway.
    106.3
    171.0
    Roadside turnout
    Paved no services, south side of highway.
    106.9
    172.0
    City of Greybull, WY - Welcome to Greybull
    Western limits, elevation 3788 feet. Attractions in Greybull, WY - The Greybull Museum features Indian artifacts, War memorabilia, fossils and photos, old antique dishes, cookware.
    107.8
    173.4
    Access to campground
    East side of highway.
    107.9
    173.7
    Greybull, WY Business District
    Access from highway.
    108.5
    174.6
    Access to campground
    East side of highway.
    108.7
    174.9
    Junction of highway #14
    NOTE, Overlap of highways #14 at this point and heads east. North to cities of Ranchester, WY, Sheridan, WY. NOTE highways #20 & highway#789 overlap highway #16 at this point south. Attractions in and around Sheridan, WY. - King's Museum featuring memorabilia of the Wild West. The museum is open Monday through Saturday 8 AM to 5 PM. - Wyoming Information Center Museum; featuring, Indian Battlefields, Historic sites, Wyoming Wildlife. Information on the Big Horn Mountains and Wyoming's history. - The Sheridan County Museum. Features stories of the ranchers, railroaders, miners, soldiers, Indians.
    111.4
    179.3
    Point of Information
    Crossing the Greybull River, WY. The 90 mile (140 km) long Greybull River, is a tributary of Wyomings, Big Horn River. The river was named after local natives spotted a white buffalo on the rivers banks. Species of fish in the river include Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Whitefish.
    112.6
    181.2
    Access to Hospital
    West of highway.
    113.4
    182.5
    Junction of highway #36

    115.5
    185.9
    City of Basin, WY - Welcome to Basin
    Northern limits, elevation 3870 feet.
    116.3
    187.2
    View from highway
    Driving south.
    116.4
    187.3
    Basin's business district.

    116.7
    187.8
    Access to R V Park, Campground
    East side of highway.
    117.3
    188.7
    City of Basin, WY
    Southern limits.
    123.5
    198.7
    View from highway
    Driving south.
    126.5
    203.6
    Junction of highway #433
    South to Worland, WY & Thermopolis, WY.
    127.0
    204.3
    Point of Information
    Crossing the Big Horn River, WY.
    127.1
    204.5
    Junction of highway #31
    East to the community of Hyattville, WY. East to Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site, 27 miles. For over 10,000 years Medicine Lodge has been an appealing campsite. For early Paleo-Indians it provided food, water and shelter. Along with the archaeological aspects, the park provides opportunities for fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
    127.1
    204.6
    Community of Manderson, WY
    Access from highway.
    135.3
    217.7
    Point of Information
    Washakie, WY County, northern boundary.
    135.8
    218.5
    Junction of County Roadway # R34
    East side of highway.
    142.4
    229.2
    Junction of Washakie county roadway # L8 & R11

    144.6
    232.7
    Junction of Washakie county roadway # L10
    East side of highway.
    144.7
    232.8
    Junction of Washakie county roadway R12

    145.2
    233.7
    City of Worland, WY
    Northern limits, elevation 4061 feet. Attractions in and around Worland, WY. - The Washakie Museum features the history of early settlers from thousands to one hundred years ago. - Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce & the Artesian Fountain. Information of the area available. - Wood carving of Peter Toths Trail of the Whispering Giants.
    146.0
    235.0
    Junction of highway # 20 #789
    Highway overlap of highways #20 & #789 leave highway #16 at this point and continue south. East on highway #16 to communities of Ten Sleep, WY, Buffalo, WY. South to Thermopolis, WY, Shoshoni, WY. Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide. -e9