Red Gulch / Alkali Back Country Byway Ten Sleep to Shell

Ten Sleep, Wyoming

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A 53-mile mostly gravel road that traverses little-visited wild country on the western slopes of the Big Horn Mountains. The Red Gulch/Alkali Back Country Byway wanders across a large tract of government land administered by the Bureau of Land Management. It travels through miles of wild, open country in the foothills of the towering Big Horn Mountains. It offers tremendous views and plenty of solitude. Special attractions: Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site, hiking, scenic views, solitude. 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.

Red Gulch / Alkali Back Country Byway: Ten Sleep to Shell Professional Review and Guide

"A 53-mile mostly gravel road that traverses little-visited wild country on the western slopes of the Big Horn Mountains. The Red Gulch/Alkali Back Country Byway wanders across a large tract of government land administered by the Bureau of Land Management. It travels through miles of wild, open country in the foothills of the towering Big Horn Mountains. It offers tremendous views and plenty of solitude.

Special attractions: Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site, hiking, scenic views, solitude. 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: Ten Sleep
Distance: 53
Season: May through October. Snow and mud close the byway the rest of the year, when it is impassable even with four-wheel drive.
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, Worland District; Medicine Lodge State Archeological Site
Driving Directions: Directions to Red Gulch / Alkali Back Country Byway: Ten Sleep to Shell

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May 2018