6 Amazing Fall Drives in Wyoming
Wyoming’s byways are pristine alleyways through the state’s fall landscape, when deciduous beauties dressed in shades of yellow, gold and red flourish among crisp autumn air and cooler temperatures. Below is a list of a few scenic byways to view Wyoming’s best fall foliage.
Besides taking in Wyoming’s best views from your vehicle, we have other ideas to help you find the perfect place to view Wyoming’s fall colors and celebrate summer’s end in Wyoming, including events, road trips and much more.
1. Beartooth Highway
Length: 68 miles
Wind through Custer, Shoshone and Gallatin National Forests for breathtaking views of the morphing aspens in late September. A recent inductee into the National Register of Historic Places, Beartooth is Wyoming’s highest paved road. The byway starts in Montana and runs into the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park; motorists can access the route in Wyoming via the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway.
2. Cloud Peak Skyway
Length: 47 miles
Gain views of the Big Horn Mountains framed by yellow- and gold-hued aspens on the Cloud Peak Skyway, the southern-most route across the Bighorn National Forest. Access the byway at Ten Sleep from the west or Buffalo from the east.
3. Black Hills Scenic Byway
Length: 78 miles
A mix of evergreen and deciduous trees in the Black Hills National Forest facilitate a dark green landscape splashed with pockets of bright color. The byway rests at the western gateway to the sprawling Black Hills, a small mountain range that extends from western South Dakota to Wyoming. Rolling native grass prairies and opportunities to encounter roaming wildlife also contribute to the brilliant drive.