The Road is Calling Your Name: Discover Fall in Wyoming
August 21, 2018—Cheyenne, Wyoming—With fall around the corner, Wyoming wants to encourage travelers to hit the road and explore the Cowboy State’s diverse landscape and autumnal views. From tree-lined mountains to high desert viewpoints, Wyoming is home to more than 20 designated scenic byways that highlight the season at its best and compliment any fall road trip.
“Fall is an ideal time to take a road trip through Wyoming,” said Diane Shober, Executive Director of Wyoming Office of Tourism. “With stunning vistas, the state’s scenic byways truly embody the spirit of the journey by connecting communities, people and landscapes. Wyoming’s scenic byways take travelers to unexpected places, celebrating the wild beauty and western history of our state.”
The fall season also offers travelers to Wyoming cooler temperatures, fewer crowds, exciting festivals and an abundance of outdoor recreation including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and more.
- Snowy Range Scenic Byway: The second National Forest Scenic Byway in the United States, Wyoming Highway 130, also known as Snowy Range Road, crosses the Medicine Bow Mountain Range in southeast Wyoming. The Snowy Range Scenic Byway offers visitors an unbelievable view of Medicine Bow National Forest’s changing colors, along with countless opportunities for hiking and fishing along the way.
- Beartooth Scenic Byway: As one of the most breathtaking routes to Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Scenic Byway has been named a National Scenic Byways “All-American Road.” The 68-mile stretch climbs through the fall foliage of Custer, Shoshone and Gallatin National Forest. Visitors can access the route in Wyoming via the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway.
- Flaming Gorge-Green River Basin Scenic Byway: West of Rock Springs, this 100-mile byway passes through unbeatable vistas, from tree-studded mountain peaks to high desert. Visitors should be sure to plan a pitstop to enjoy the recreation and vibrant colors at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.
- Bighorn Scenic Byway: North of Sheridan, this 58-mile byway stretches from the Powder River Basin to the Bighorn Mountains. The Bighorn Scenic Byway’s thick forest and lush meadows offers exceptional wildlife viewing including deer, pronghorn and moose.
- Cloud Peak Skyway: In north-central Wyoming, follow this scenic drive of US-16 between Ten Sleep and Buffalo for views of the Big Horn Mountains, including the highest peak in the range, Cloud Peak. The Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway transports drivers through Ten Sleep Canyon and Bighorn National Forest before climbing to views of the Cloud Peak Wilderness.