Bighorn Mountain Country

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Called the best and easiest route to Yellowstone Park and The Black Hills because of its low grade and gentle curves compared to other routes over the Bighorn Mountains, unique, beautiful scenery makes US Highway 16, The Sweet 16.

From breathtaking mountain vistas through the Bighorn National Forest and along the Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway, to the awe-inspiring limestone walls of Tensleep Canyon, Bighorn Mountain Country and The Sweet 16 offer plenty of sight-seeing on the way to the small western towns of Ten Sleep and Worland, Wyoming. Forests, fossils, rock-climbing, abundant wildlife and more make The Sweet 16 appealing to those of diverse ages and interests.

Summer visitors can enjoy the famous Ten Sleep 4th of July Rodeo, a truly western small-town rodeo experience for the whole family. The Ten Sleep Climbing Festival draws climbers worldwide the 2nd weekend in July and August brings Ten Sleep’s 22nd annual music festival, Nowoodstock, featuring an eclectic mix of music including bluegrass, folk and jazz. If you love barbecue as well as music, don’t miss the Annual Pepsi State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival held in Worland, Wyoming each August.

Other must-see attractions include the Washakie Museum and Cultural Center and the Worland Aquatic Center. Quality lodging and dining are available in both Ten Sleep and Worland.