Hwy. 14 is indeed in good condition. However, if you are not afraid of descending steep grades, you might consider hwy. 14A instead. Folks there say the A stands for adventure. It isn't really as bad as it sounds. I've towed my 5er down it.
If you do take 14A, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, just east of Lovell, is a little known gem. The scenery is magnificent. Big horn sheep and wild horses are almost always found right along the road, and as a bonus, the camp ground is free. There is a small fe if you want one of the sites with electric hookup.
Retired electronics engineer. Avid paddler & birder.
2011 Silverado 2500HD, diesel, 4x4,crew cab, 8' bed
Palomino Puma 253FBS (27' 5er) & '94 19' Class B