South Big Horn / Red Wall Back Country Byway

Waltman, Wyoming

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A 100-mile, mostly gravel road, across antelope-dotted prairies northwest of Casper, up into the Big Horn Mountains, and back to the prairie. This drive crosses the empty prairies northwest of Casper and climbs up high into the southern part of the Big Horn Mountains. It passes antelope-favored grasslands and thick mountain forest. The country is very empty and little visited. If you enjoy remote areas away from crowds, this is your drive. Most of the drive passes through federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Special attractions: The Red Wall, Roughlock Hill, historic livestock trails, hiking, views, wildlife, 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.

South Big Horn / Red Wall Back Country Byway Professional Review and Guide

"A 100-mile, mostly gravel road, across antelope-dotted prairies northwest of Casper, up into the Big Horn Mountains, and back to the prairie. This drive crosses the empty prairies northwest of Casper and climbs up high into the southern part of the Big Horn Mountains. It passes antelope-favored grasslands and thick mountain forest. The country is very empty and little visited.

If you enjoy remote areas away from crowds, this is your drive. Most of the drive passes through federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Special attractions: The Red Wall, Roughlock Hill, historic livestock trails, hiking, views, wildlife, 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: Waltman
Distance: 100
Season: Summer and fall. Snow in the winter and mud in the spring closes the upper section of the byway and often the rest of the route as well.
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, Casper
Driving Directions: Directions to South Big Horn / Red Wall Back Country Byway

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