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Directions to
Spear-O-Wigwam

Spear-O-Wigwam is secluded in the heart of the Bighorn National Forest. Less than 10 miles from the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Away from the beaten path. A true getaway.

It is also convenient from Yellowstone and Cody to the West and from Mount Rushmore and Devils Tower to the East. Spear-O is about halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Getting to Spear-O

FROM THE EAST

Sheridan

Shorter, Rugged

Red Grade – Forest Road 26

Steep, rugged, gravel road from Big Horn. Challenging. Mountain driving experience recommended.

  1. South on US 87 / Coffeen Ave for 3.3 miles
  2. South on WY 335 (stay right @ the Y) for 10.6 miles
  3. WY 335 becomes CR 26 / Red Grade Rd for 9.7 miles
  4. It is 16.9 miles from Big Horn High School to the turnoff to Spear-O-Wigwam.
  5. At the turnoff, there is a sign pointing to Park Reservoir, Coffeen Park, and Cross Creek Campground (FS293).
  6. South / Left onto FS293 for 4 miles.
  7. Slight Left into Spear-O

Longer, Scenic

Bighorn Scenic Byway to Forest Service Road 26.

Paved road to the west end of Forest Road 26. Plenty to see on the way. Relax and enjoy the mountains. 72 miles and about 3 hours.

  1. I-90 W toward US-14 W/Billings 
  2. Take exit 9 for US-14 W towards Ranchester and Dayton for 14.4 miles
  3. Turn left onto US-14 W.
  4. Take US-14 W—veering to the left at Burgess Junction—to Forest Service Road FS26.
  5. Turn left onto FS26 towards Tie Plume and Dead Swede campgrounds for 24 miles.
  6. Turn right onto FS293 for 4 miles.
  7. At the turnoff, there is a sign pointing to Park Reservoir, Coffeen Park, and Cross Creek Campground (FS293).
  8. Slight Left into Spear-O

Gillette/Devils Tower/Mount Rushmore

  • Take I-90W to Buffalo.
  • Go north on I-90W to WY-342 W (Meade Creek Rd; exit 33)
  • Take exit 33 for Meade Creek Rd toward Big Horn
  • Turn right onto US-87 North
  • Follow US-87 to WY-335 South 4.8 mi
  • The Big Horn Y convenience store is at the intersection.
  • At the intersection:
  • Turn right to go on into Sheridan, the largest city near Spear-O-Wigwam.
  • Turn left onto WY-335 South to go to SpearO-Wigwam.
  • WY-335 becomes CR-26 / Red Grade Rd
  • It is 16.9 miles from Big Horn High School to the turnoff to Spear-O-Wigwam.
  • At the turnoff, there is a sign pointing to Park Reservoir, Coffeen Park, and Cross Creek Campground (FS293).
  • South / Left onto FS293 for 4 miles.
  • Slight Left into Spear-O.

FROM THE WEST

Yellowstone/Cody/Greybull

From Greybull on US-14

  1. Head north on US-14 toward 3rd St for 25 miles
  2. Turn right onto FS26 towards Tie Plume and Dead Swede campgrounds – 24 miles
  3. At the turnoff, there is a sign pointing to Park Reservoir, Coffeen Park, and Cross Creek Campground (FS293).
  4. South / Right onto FS293 for 4 miles.
  5. Slight Left into Spear-O

Lovell

From Lovell on US-14 Alternate – Closed in winter

  1. Go east on US-14 ALT for 52 miles
  2. Turn right onto US-14 W
  3. Take US-14 W to Forest Service Road FS26
  4. Turn left onto FS26 towards Tie Plume and Dead Swede campgrounds for 24 miles
  5. At the turnoff, there is a sign pointing to Park Reservoir, Coffeen Park, and Cross Creek Campground (FS293).
  6. Turn right onto FS293 for 4 miles
  7. Slight Left into Spear-O