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Quick Facts
Designation: Wyoming State Scenic Backway
Length, One-Way: 68 Miles (113.33 Kilometers)
Time: 2 hours minimum, but plan for more time to stop an

General Information

Description - This route connecting Kemmerer and Cokeville criss-crosses historic emigrant trails, parallels willowed river valleys and plunges deep into the Tump Mountain Range.

Attractions - The Big Spring Scenic Backway is known for it's Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : Take WY 233 north from Kemmerer. The paved portion of this road changes to oiled gravel north of Lake Viva Naughton. Continue north paralleling Hams Fork into Bridger National Forest where the surface changes to loose gravel. This is Forest Service Road 10062. Stay on this for 37 miles until the junction with WY 232. Turn onto WY 232 toward Cokeville. The surface becomes paved again 12 miles from Cokeville.

As of Sept. 2001, backway signs had not been installed. A Bridger-Teton National Forest Service map is available from the USFS office in Kemmerer and should be carried when traveling this Scenic Backway for help in confirming direction and road numbers.

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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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