U.S. Highway 14 Alternate (US14-A) is the name of a very scenic mountain road set high in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountain.
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?
Running through the Bighorn Mountains, the road tops out at 2.882m (9,455ft) above the sea level. At this elevation, this road is closed during the winter months.
How long does it take to drive the U.S. Highway 14 Alternate?
Running across the northern part of the state, the drive is very scenic. Plan 2 hours to complete the drive without any stop. This road is exceptionally scenic, yet one of the more remote.
Is U.S. Highway 14 Alternate challenging?
The drive is also known as the Medicine Wheel Passage. 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. For tourists, it is a beautiful drive with wildlife, wonderful scenery and over 200 miles views in some areas. However, if you are driving a motor home, please pay attention. Use lower gears and save the dangerous possibility of burning out your brakes. It’s very steep, a 10-percent grade and more over a number of miles is winding, with a few hairpin turns, and many blind corners. This is a challenging road during the summer season and closed during the winter.