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Overall a very fascinating place to go see a different culture. During the summer it is still somewhat cold and we even saw a bit of snow, and its a bit of a hike, but still go. Everything seemed very... more »
This ceremonial site is where all area Native American chiefs met to decide the fate of their people and their intertribal relationships. It is all the way up at the top of Medicine Wheel Pass, which ... more »
You have heard about Medicine Wheel but if you had not been there it is not the same. If you are near the area you need to stop even if for only a few minutes to say that you too have seen one of hist... more »
This is truly an amazing place. Because of snow, it is reliably accessible only from about July 1-Sept 1, though dates may vary. It's an easy walk (about a mile) up from the parking lot which ism in turn, a mile or so up a steep gravel road. Sadly, many of the photos that show up when you do a google map search are of other medicine wheels, elsewhere. For example, the main image, of huge, complete, perfect stone circle on a green field is somewhere else, as is the picture with red rocks on the background. This medicine wheel is on a high, windy, bald knob off 14ALT between Lovell and Burgess Junction.
Really neat place! Take a few minutes to walk up to the wheel. I did, and I'm glad I did. Note that some of the photos here on Google are not of this particular place.
I live in Australia and have had this love for Native Indians for as long as I can remember, I had waited 60 years to get to go to American and I did last year, I went to Aspen Col, how it happened I don't know but I got to go to a private Ute blessing of a Peace Pole. I can not tell you what this meant to me as I met the Ute elder and we talked for some time, I felt like I was so blessed and so honoured I will never ever forget it. I am going back in May of next year and The Ute Elder is taking me to meet other Native people, I feel that I was meant to go when I did and I was meant to meet with the Ute Elder, he was so wise and so proud and so kind, I just feel so proud to have done this after so many years of waiting...... The Medicine Wheel will be one of the things that I will get to go to, I am so lucky.... thank you.
It is a overwhelming experience for anyone that practices Native American Spirituality whether your Native or not. I don't like to see some of the items that have been left as offerings there, only prayer tie's should be left.its a long way up but I know it's was worth it
While Wyoming is by far one of my favorite places on earth, the Bighorn Mountains hold a special place in my heart. The Medicine Wheel is on my 'Must See" list. The hike, (and yes it is a hike, there is a parking lot down below) is lovely, with numerous wildflowers and a multitude of pika. It is not open during the winter. Even in the summer there is usually a chill, so a jacket is advised, along with sensible footwear. If this is a one time trip to the area, I also recommend Shell Falls, which is at the other end of the National Forest.
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