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.
Length: 64 miles / 103 km
Time to Allow: 2.5 hours
The 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. 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. 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
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 fascinating Little Snake River Museum and Outlaw Stop. Up on Battle Pass, travelers can pass through Aspen Alley, the region’s most remarkable stand of tall aspen trees. The Sierra Madre country is rich in beauty, mining and trapping history. Encampment has another 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.
Length: 205 miles / 329.9 km
Time to Allow: 5 hours
The Battle Highway along Wyoming’s Highway 70 stretches across the Sierra Madre Mountains from Encampment to Baggs. The scenic highway is open Memorial Day through October. Historic sites along the way include Battle ghost town and the Edison Monument commemorating the place where, while fishing on Battle Lake, Thomas Edison got the idea for the first light-bulb filament. Battle Pass, on the Continental Divide, provides a sweeping view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Traffic on the highway is light and wide shoulders make this an excellent bicycle route as well. So safe travels awaits you in Carbon County Wyoming, and we encourage you to take a drive and "Get Your West On"
Length: 28 miles / 45.1 km
Time to Allow: 45 minutes
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The Rockies to Tetons region provides recreational and historical activities along a path between two of the most iconic mountain ranges in the United States.
Discover Wyoming’s Rockies to Tetons route, where epic is commonplace and adventure welcomes you at every stop. Satisfy your need for epic outdoor pursuits amid the beauty of the Snowy, Medicine Bow, Seminoe and Wind River mountain ranges.
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