Near Mammoth Hot Springs in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Their use of bighorn sheep earned them the name "Tukadika" or "Sheepeaters".
The cliff is basalt lava that formed "columnar joints" when it cooled nearly 500,000 years ago.
Location. 44° 53.481′ N, 110° 43.776′ W. Marker is near Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, in Park County. Touch for map. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, about 6.5 miles south of Mammoth Hot Springs, on Sheepeater Cliff Road, just east of US 89. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Golden Gate (approx. 3 miles away); Obsidian Cliff (approx. 4.7 miles away); Orange Spring Mound (approx. 5.2 miles away); A Changing Landscape (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fort Yellowstone (approx. 5½ miles away); Yellowstone National Park Chapel (approx. 5.8 miles away); A Sense of Community (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named A Sense of Community (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mammoth Hot Springs.
Also see . . . National Park Service video. Sheepeater Cliff was named by Yellowstone (Submitted on May 25, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.