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General Information: This route begins by offering the traveler spectacular views of ranching operations in the valley with volcanic formations of the Absaroka Range as a backdrop. A sign pointing out White Mountain is passed as the route travels through aspen stands on its way towards Sunlight Ranger Station. This is a summer housing facility for Forest Service personnel. As the visitor crosses Sunlight Creek, views up the valley to the granite peaks of Stinkingwater and Sunlight are afforded. The route continues through willows and pines with limestone pinnacles rising to the sides. The remains of a 6,600-acre 1955 fire are in evidence at points along the road. Passenger autos are urged to stop at Sulphur Camp. The road is not maintained beyond this point and is signed as such. From Sulphur Camp the remains of the 312-acre Sulphur Camp fire can be seen. As a result of this fire, salvage logging operations were undertaken with a volume of 433,000 board feet.

Directions: From Cody, Travel 16.5 miles northwest on #120 to Dead Indian Clarks Fork Highway route signed Sunlight Basin road. Continue 22 miles to the Crandall/Sunlight junction. Fork left at the junction for a drive up the Sunlight Road.

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Shoshone National Forest

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Telephone Number: 307-527-6241
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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