Top Ten Scenic Mountain Drives
Climbing high above the Wyoming prairie, Snowy Range Road passes through Medicine Bow National Forest and across part of the Medicine Bow Mountains—the highway's namesake Snowy Range. Indeed, you'll see snow on these towering peaks even in summer.
June and July are prime months for the wildflower bloom, and hikers can enjoy several byway-accessible trails, including a route up Medicine Bow Peak (12,013 feet). Alpine lakes offer flyfishing for high-country trout, and deer, elk, and moose all forage within sight of the drive.
From Snowy Range Road's highest point, the 10,847-foot pass across the mountains at Libby Flats, you'll have a stunning view of surrounding peaks; a clear day offers a view of the mighty Colorado ranges to the south.
Just the Facts
Route: Laramie to Saratoga on WY 130 and 230.
Length: 85 miles (three hours)
Season: Late spring through fall; closed in winter.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication