Snowy Range Scenic Byway Centennial to WY 230

Centennial, Wyoming

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A 41-mile paved highway from the old mining town of Centennial over the rugged crest of the Snowy Range to the North Platte River Valley. The Snowy Range Scenic Byway is one of the most spectacular routes in Wyoming, and in the entire nation. It crosses the Snowy Range, a rugged segment of the Rocky Mountains chain that reaches well above timberline into a glacier-carved landscape, over the second highest highway pass in Wyoming. Within a very few miles, the road and its short spurs pass more natural alpine lakes than possibly any other highway in the country. The byway has scenery similar to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado or Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana. However, although the Snowy Range is popular, it is nowhere near as crowded as the two national parks. Special attractions: Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, Snowy Range Ski Area, alpine lakes and peaks, fall color, hiking, fishing, scenic views. 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.

Snowy Range Scenic Byway: Centennial to WY 230 Professional Review and Guide

"A 41-mile paved highway from the old mining town of Centennial over the rugged crest of the Snowy Range to the North Platte River Valley. The Snowy Range Scenic Byway is one of the most spectacular routes in Wyoming, and in the entire nation. It crosses the Snowy Range, a rugged segment of the Rocky Mountains chain that reaches well above timberline into a glacier-carved landscape, over the second highest highway pass in Wyoming. Within a very few miles, the road and its short spurs pass more natural alpine lakes than possibly any other highway in the country.

The byway has scenery similar to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado or Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana. However, although the Snowy Range is popular, it is nowhere near as crowded as the two national parks. Special attractions: Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, Snowy Range Ski Area, alpine lakes and peaks, fall color, hiking, fishing, scenic views. 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: Centennial
Distance: 41
Season: Late spring through fall. The road is closed in winter.
Local Contacts: Medicine Bow National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Snowy Range Scenic Byway: Centennial to WY 230

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