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The Medicine Wheel is a Native American sacred site where hundreds of limestone rocks were placed in the shape of a wheel roughly 80 feet in diameter. Who placed the rocks there and why remains a mystery, but Native American people still utilize the trail to practice their traditional ceremonies. Several prehistoric trails on Medicine Mountain are believed to have been used for 10,000 years.
The trail to the Medicine Wheel is an easy 3 mile out-and-back walk along a dirt road with observation points and resting spots along the way. The highest point, where the wheel can be found, is located nearly 10,000 feet above sea level. Visitors frequently come to this sacred landmark looking for inspiration, solitude, a place to pray or meditate.