South Bighorn / Red Wall Back Country Byway

Casper, Wyoming

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A 101-mile Type II byway through the high plains and foothills south of the Bighorn Mountains in central Wyoming. The South Bighorn/Red Wall Back Country Byway travels over the rolling plains northwest of Casper and into the scenic foothills of the southern Bighorn Mountains. The Type II byway, with both paved and gravel segments, is passable to high-clearance two-wheel-drive vehicles. Passenger cars can negotiate the byway, except for the upper section, which climbs to the sheep monument. This segment can be avoided by following Buffalo Creek on Natrona County Road 105. Special Attractions: Scenic vistas, wildlife, hiking, camping, Red Wall, South Bighorn Sheep Ranching Monument, Rough Lock, historic stock trail. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

South Bighorn / Red Wall Back Country Byway Professional Review and Guide

"A 101-mile Type II byway through the high plains and foothills south of the Bighorn Mountains in central Wyoming. The South Bighorn/Red Wall Back Country Byway travels over the rolling plains northwest of Casper and into the scenic foothills of the southern Bighorn Mountains. The Type II byway, with both paved and gravel segments, is passable to high-clearance two-wheel-drive vehicles.

Passenger cars can negotiate the byway, except for the upper section, which climbs to the sheep monument. This segment can be avoided by following Buffalo Creek on Natrona County Road 105. Special Attractions: Scenic vistas, wildlife, hiking, camping, Red Wall, South Bighorn Sheep Ranching Monument, Rough Lock, historic stock trail. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Casper
Distance: 101
Season: May through November
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management
Driving Directions: Directions to South Bighorn / Red Wall Back Country Byway

Recent Trail Reviews

8/1/2005
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This is a great drive but very few chances to get off the road and hike. We encountered a cattle drive and a group of semi wild horses during our trip as well as more prairie dogs and rabbits than I could count. Count on seeing beautiful vistas filled with red bluffs, picturesque mesa's and wide open spaces. We encountered only 2 vehicles and saw 5 ranches on the entire drive.



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May 2018