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South Big Horn/Red Wall Scenic Backway
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Quick Facts
Designation: Wyoming State Scenic Backway
Fees: Fees apply at the BLM campgrounds. Free entry.
Length, One-Way: 102 Miles (170.0 Kilometers)
Time: Allow at least 4 hours.

General Information

Description - The South Big Horn/Red Wall Back Country Byway is a 100-mile mostly gravel road that traverses through the antelope-dotted prairies northwest of Casper up into the Big Horn Mountains, and back onto the prairie. The drive starts at the junction of Bucknum Road/County Road 125 and US 20/26 about 15 miles west of Casper, Wyoming. The country is remote, but has some interesting attractions. The attractions along this byway include: the Red Wall, Roughlock Hill, where early travelers locked their wagon wheels and slid down the steep rocky slope into the grassy valley below; as well as historic livestock trails, vistas, wildlife and solitude. Some nearby attractions that are accessible via connecting roads include: Hell's Half Acre, Bighorn National Forest, Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park, Seminoe-Alcova Back Country Byway, and the Oregon Trail. The byway ends in the small town of Waltman, which consists chiefly of a salvage yard.

Attractions - The South Big Horn/Red Wall Scenic Backway is known for it's Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : The South Bighorn/Red Wall National Back Country Byway begins 13 miles northwest of Casper, at the junction of U.S. Highway 20/26 and Natrona County Road 125. The byway climbs the 33-Mile Stock Driveway to Buffalo Creek and the Red Wall. After retracing the steps of early settlers who moved cattle and sheep to high mountain pastures, the byway winds along the scenic Red Wall to rejoin U.S. Highway 20/26 at Waltman, Wyoming. The route travels over Natrona County Roads 104, 105, 109, 110, and 125.

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Filed By: John (Casper, WY.)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Do not attemept this drive in the winter time. Stay left at all forks in the rosd, I would suggeset 4 wheel drive this road can and does get rough, make sure you have a full tank of gas. Beautiful drive chances of seeing deer, antelop, elk, mountain lion, are good, bring your camera, and extra film.Bring your lunch, there are no services untill you get back to main hiway. Take your time and enjoy.

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Additional Information:
Wyoming Scenic Byways - This beautiful state currently offers one All-American Road, the Beartooth Scenic Byway, and a multitude of state, National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) designated byways.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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