A 74-mile paved and mostly gravel drive that winds through the scenic peaks and valleys of the highest section of the lightly visited Laramie Mountains. This very scenic drive winds for miles through the section of the Laramie Mountains centered around Laramie Peak. The drive is long and passes through a lightly settled and traveled area, so be sure to fill your gas tank and carry plenty of water and food.
The route follows mostly gravel roads that are generally in good enough shape for any vehicle. Some sections are almost as smooth as pavement; others can be a bit rough and require some care in driving. Some places are narrow and steep and probably not appropriate for large motor homes or trailers. The granite-based gravel surface found higher in the mountains generally holds up well in wet conditions, but if rains have occurred recently or are expected, call the forest service office before making the drive. Special attractions: Medicine Bow National Forest, Laramie Peak, rock formations, hiking, fishing. 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.
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