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Medicine Wheel

Medicine Wheel

The Medicine Wheel is located in the Bighorn National Forest, 32.6 miles east of Lovell, Wyo. From U.S. Highway 14A, take Forest Service Road 12 three miles north to the parking area.

The site is open mid-June to September, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weather permitting, but is closed periodically for American Indian ceremonies. There is no admission fee. Visitors with disabilities may use a motorized vehicle to access the site. All other visitors must walk 1.5 miles on a gravel road from the parking area to the site. There are pit toilets nearby.

Photographs are allowed, but artifacts, cairns and rock structures must not be disturbed.  Visitors are asked to respect the sacred nature of this site and to not disturb any offerings.  To comply with American Indian traditions, visitors should walk around the wheel in a clockwise direction and tread lightly on the fragile vegetation nearby.

For more information contact the Bighorn National Forest Office at (307) 674-2600 or Medicine Wheel/Paintrock District Office (307) 548-6541