Scenic Byways

Nothing compares to a Wyoming road trip. The Rocky Mountains and the High Plains meet right here in Wyoming, resulting in stunning views in every direction. Wyoming has over 20 scenic byways that twist, turn and climb through some of the state's most breathtaking landscapes. Plan a drive along these Wyoming roads to immerse yourself in wild beauty and western history.

1. The Seminoe-Alcova Back Country Byway

The Seminoe-Alcova Back Country Byway is located in South Central Wyoming. The north end of the byway is in Alcova, a small settlement on WY 220 about 30 miles southwest of Casper, and the south end is in the small oil town of Sinclair, near Rawlins. Here at the junction of WY 220 and Natrona County Road 603/407, the 73-mile route passes through antelope-grazed prairie and stark desert, and climbs over the rugged Seminoe Mountains. The route has special attractions which include: the Alcova Reservoir, popular for fishing and boating; Pathfinder Reservior, a favorite of windsurfers; Fremont Canyon, known for fishing, rock climbing, and popular with experienced river-runners; Seminoe Reservoir, the Seminoe Mountains, the Pedro Mountains, and Seminoe State Park. The road is in a remote area, but provides amazing landscape transformations while traversing through the Seminoe Mountains, the Pedro Mountains, and Fremont Canyon, that are worth making the back-country journey to view.

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2. Snowy Range Scenic Byway

Snowy Range Scenic Byway follows Highway 130 for twenty-nine miles through the center of Medicine Bow National Forest. A high-altitude drive, it offers you an unforgettable introduction to the mountainous West as it winds through the Rocky Mountains. Here, you'll embark on an extended adventure that encompasses three primary points of interest. Explore Medicine Bow National Forest, which encompasses parts of the Laramie, Medicine  Bow, and Sierra Madre mountain ranges. A mild climate and sunny skies dominate summer months, creating an ideal setting for outdoor fun. Explore the thick forests by hiking,  horseback riding, or mountain biking. Go fishing in one of many alpine lakes and streams  filled with trout. In the winter, you'll find yourself in a snowy solitude. Well-marked trails and  hundreds of inches of powdery snow entice you to hit the slopes. Stride cross-country or zoom on a snowmobile across 300 miles of trails and wide snowy fields in this region. Thick, iced-over lakes provide ice skating or ice fishing. 

Length: 29 miles / 46.7 km 
Time to Allow: 45 minutes

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3. The Outlaw Trail Loop

From Rawlins motorists enter outlaw country near Creston Junction. The Wild Bunch robbed a train at Tipton. Highway 789 south through Baggs to Browns Park, Colorado parallels the “getaway trail.” In the scenic Little Snake River Valley, Savery is home to the fine Little Snake River Museum. Up on Battle Pass, travelers can pass through Aspen Alley, one of the region’s most remarkable stand of tall, waving aspen trees. The Sierra Madre country is rich  in beauty, mining and trapping history. Encampment has another fine museum, the Grand  Encampment Museum and Mining Town. The loop ends with a drive through ranching country to Saratoga, with its quaint downtown, the Hobo hot springs and outstanding fishing and floating on the North Platte River.

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