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Medicine Lodge, WY

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Rated  Favorite Wish List WY > Central North & NW
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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Multi-Loop 4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,675 feet
Elevation Gain 290 feet
Accumulated Gain 345 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 5.73
Interest Ruins & Perennial Creek
Backpack No
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Historical Weather
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Preferred   May, Jun, Jul, Aug → 9 AM
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  7:06am - 4:43pm
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Nearby Area Water
Paint Rock Creek
10.0 mi away
16.0 mi
1,100 ft
Mistymoon Lake
18.3 mi away
12.0 mi
1,125 ft
Cloud Peak
21.2 mi away
11.0 mi
2,818 ft
Mirror Lake and Lost Twin Lakes
21.4 mi away
10.5 mi
1,270 ft
French Cattle Ranch
French Cattle Ranch
25.3 mi away
4.3 mi
1,120 ft
Circle Park / Willow Lake
28.5 mi away
8.0 mi
1,590 ft
Tongue River
41.3 mi away
18.2 mi
3,280 ft
Five Springs Area / Medicine Mountain
43.1 mi away
12.0 mi
2,762 ft
Bucking Mule Falls National Recreation Trail
47.9 mi away
11.0 mi
1,200 ft
The Swinging Bridge
52.2 mi away
6.2 mi
100 ft
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Culture Nearby
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by AZLOT69

Lying in an idyllic valley in the shadow of the Big Horn Mountains, this land most recently was a working cattle ranch. The land was obtained by the Wyoming State Parks in 1973. Subsequent archaeological surveys have uncovered evidence indicating this land has been occupied for 10,000 years.

• Upon Large sandstone cliffs there are various drawings in the form of petroglyphs, pictograms, and incised drawings. Many of these drawings are on top of others begging the question which came first. We will leave that for the experts to determine.

• There is no charge for day use. A nominal fee for camping.

• There are two dedicated trails in the park and there are tens of thousands of adjoining acreage for the more adventurous. The two dedicated trails take in this beautiful valley along the beautiful clear water of Medicine Lodge Creek. You also take in the historic cabins as well as the old cattle ranch buildings which now house a visitor's center with artifacts.

• The highlight of the area is the sandstone cliffs which with the aid of a pamphlet and placards they attempt to make sense of the hundreds of drawings.

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Map Drive
FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

To hike
Located by taking U.S. Highway 16 , Highway 20 and then State Route 31, turn onto Cold Springs Road.
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