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jkwilson

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vjstangelo wrote:

We did that route 1 time. It is a steep, mountainous, twisting set of switchbacks going up and then down to Sheridan. I have never done it again because we nearly burned up the transmission on the climb (burning smell came through the ventilation and we quickly pulled over to cool off the rig).

It you have done this type of road and are comfortable doing it, it is doable with great care.


Are you talking about the Burgess route or OPs southern route?


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if you have time, take a day drive out of Cody and drive the Chief Joseph scenic highway up to Bear Tooth Pass and down to Red Lodge MT and back to Cody. Great drive!!!! not for pulling a trailer or motorhome!
Cody to Ten Sleep to Buffalo and 90 on to Devil's tower. Crossing on 16 is the easiest of the three routes, but not a piece of cake, either. Going up out of Ten Sleep is not a hard climb. Going down to Buffalo is a lonnnnng descent, so watch your brakes. Other than that, it's a gorgeous drive, and there is water and a dump station up near the top of the pass.


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Buffalo bill state park has some nice sites by the river


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TexasShadow wrote:

if you have time, take a day drive out of Cody and drive the Chief Joseph scenic highway up to Bear Tooth Pass and down to Red Lodge MT and back to Cody. Great drive!!!! not for pulling a trailer or motorhome!
Cody to Ten Sleep to Buffalo and 90 on to Devil's tower. Crossing on 16 is the easiest of the three routes, but not a piece of cake, either. Going up out of Ten Sleep is not a hard climb. Going down to Buffalo is a lonnnnng descent, so watch your brakes. Other than that, it's a gorgeous drive, and there is water and a dump station up near the top of the pass.


We did the route in the other direction, ie north through the park and south on the
Chief Joseph Trail and felt that it was a lot easier on the brakes, very scenic either way.

Going through the Bighorn Tetons on the southern route with a class c towing a Jeep was not intimidating, but all ten cylinders were churning.
It would not be a good route to drive at night, as sheep or deer crossing the road
are tough enough to deal with in daylight.

Mid September it was 80 in Cody and snowing on the way into
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The Bighorns are a little tougher route, but one of the great mountain ranges in America. Don't miss it.

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When we were younger we did 14 A with a '68 Pontiac Tempest pulling an Apache fold down trailer, then a pickup camper, then a small Class C MH and loved it. Now that I am old (75) and our Class A Winnebago transmission doesn't really like mountain grades I won't do that anymore. 16 is pretty steep but not that bad, that is how we came home from Yellowstone the last time we were out there with this rig. Have fun Yellowstone and the big horns are beautiful. Just watch your brakes and gear down.


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hornet28 wrote:

BarabooBob wrote:

I personally love going over the Bighorn Mtn on 14a but agree that for most people it is not a good idea. I don't mind the extreme nature of 14a. I have gone over it in both directions with a variety of vehicle combinations.

I have also gone over on 16 and would highly recommend it to most people. You will still be doing some steep and twisted roads.


I feel the same way about 14 & 14A


Count me in on traveling the Bighorn's on 14-A.

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Have traveled across the Bighorns more times than I can count with a 26 foot TT and now a truck camper. Never had an issue. Enjoy the ride.

And as someone mentioned, go up the Chief Joseph and Beartooth Highway. You'll regret it if you miss those incredible drives.

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Sheridan, WY is one of the great western towns still in existence.

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I've done this exact route in the opposite direction with a 5th wheel, it's easy.


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