Everyone In Wyoming Should Take This Underappreciated Scenic Drive
There’s nothing quite like hitting the road for one of the most incredible scenic drives in Wyoming. The windshield views you’ll find across the state are awe-inspiring and truly memorable. One underrated road, the Cloud Peak Skyway, deserves to be on every Wyomingite’s bucket list. Along this road, you’ll find gorgeous views, canyons, rivers, and unique landscapes. It is one Wyoming scenic byway that you’ll regret skipping.
The experience takes about two hours from Buffalo to Worland — or vice versa. Give yourself plenty of time to stop at turnouts and marvel at the scenery. You can find a route map and more on the Scenic Byways website.
For another beautiful Wyoming road, travel the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway between the Beartooth Highway and Cody. This 43-mile scenic byway takes you over bridges, around turns, to overlooks, and past stunning artwork.
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Cloud Peak Skyway
What is the best Wyoming scenic byway?
Two of the best Wyoming scenic byways are the following:
- Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway (mentioned in the article above)
- The Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway. You will start this scenic drive 25 miles west of Cody, near the Shoshone National Forest. Along your way, you’ll capture inspiring views of the Shoshone River, Wapiti Valley, and more. Make sure to stop at the various rock formations along your way and capture a few photos!
What are some other things to do outside in Wyoming?
Here are some ideas of things to do outside in Wyoming:
- With more than 1,000 hiking trails in Wyoming, it is easy to find a trail for you. One wildflower trail you should add to your bucket list is the Pat O’Hara Mountain Trail. From mid-May to September, this trail is surrounded by meadows and wildflowers that are going to impress you in every single way. You will find this trail north of Cody, on Monument Hill Road, near Spout Springs.
- Consider visiting one of the many sacred sites scattered around the Cowboy State. In fact, to help you narrow down some of the best places to visit in Wyoming, we created a list of several sacred sites like the Bighorn Medicine Wheel and Devil’s Tower that each deserves your attention.