Take A Springtime Drive Through The Vibrant And Colorful Mountains Of Wyoming

History, scenery, and high mountain passes all come together on this underrated Wyoming scenic byway. The drive through the Sierra Madre Mountains is one of the best ways to explore the springtime beauty of the Cowboy State! Like many mountain highways in Wyoming, Battle Pass Scenic Byway is closed winters, but once it opens mid-Spring, it shows off beautiful views, colorful wildflowers, and plenty of wildlife.

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Make time to enjoy the beauty of springtime in the Cowboy State when you drive the Battle Pass Scenic Byway. You’ll be discovering a section of Wyoming that’s often overlooked, and you’ll be rewarded with stunning views and an impressive history lesson.

To learn more about the history of Carbon County and of Battle Pass itself, be sure to plan a visit to The Grand Encampment Museum before you head out of town!

Address: Battle Mountain, Wyoming 82332, USA