Highway 14A is one of the Wyoming's top drives
U.S. Highway 14 Alternate (US14-A) is a very scenic mountain road spanning Park and Sheridan counties, in the U.S. state of Wyoming.
How long is U.S. Highway 14 Alternate?
The Alternate U.S. Highway 14 is 157km (98 miles) long, running west-east from Cody (the county seat of Park County) to Burgess Junction (in Sheridan County).
Is U.S. Highway 14 Alternate open?
Set high in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountain, the road tops out by Beaver Creek Overlook, at 2.882m (9,455ft) above sea level. At this elevation, this road is closed during the winter months.
Is U.S. Highway 14 Alternate challenging?
The drive is also known as the Medicine Wheel Passage and Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway. It’s not recommended for oversize or over-length loads. Unless you are experienced in extreme mountain road driving, it is not advisable for 18-wheelers. It’s very steep, with a 10-percent grade and more over a number of miles, winding with a few hairpin turns and many blind corners. This is a challenging road during the summer season and closed during the winter.
How long does it take to drive U.S. Highway 14 Alternate?
Running across the northern part of the state, the drive is very scenic. Plan for 2 hours to complete the drive without any stops. This road is exceptionally scenic, yet one of the more remote. For tourists, it offers a beautiful drive with wildlife, wonderful scenery, and over 200 miles of views in some areas. However, if you are driving a motorhome, please pay attention. Use lower gears to avoid the dangerous possibility of burning out your brakes.