South Big Horn/Red Wall Back Country Byway Tracing old livestock trails through Wyoming, the South Big Horn/Red Wall Back Country Byway will take you into an open range still used by modern ranchers. As you drive along the gravel road, consider the area's pioneer history, admire the rock Red Wall, and come away with a newfound respect for Wyoming's peaceful solitude.
In addition to sites such as the Graves Springs and Buffalo Creek campgrounds, access to the Middle Fork of the Powder River, Buffalo Creek, and the Arminto/Waltman area, the byway also offers access to connecting roads leading to additional exciting places, including the Big Horn National Forest.
Length: 101 mi / 162.5 km
Time to Allow for Travel: At least 4 hours
Restrictions: Portions of this byway may require a high-clearance vehicle. Call the BLM Casper Field Office for conditions before traveling. The byway is usually open from May through October.
How to get there: The South Big Horn/Red Wall Back Country Byway begins 13 miles northwest of Casper at the junction of U.S. Highway 20/26 and Natrona Country Road 125. The byway follows the 33-mile Stock Driveway to Buffalo Creek and the Red Wall. After retracing the steps of early settlers who moved cattle and sheep to high mountain pastures, the byway follows the spine of the southern end of the Big Horn Mountains via County Road 109 before joing County Road 105 along the scenic Red Wall about 22 miles north of U.S. Highway 20/26 at Waltman, Wyo.
Seminoe to Alcova Back Country Byway The 64-mile Seminoe-Alcova Back Country Byway lies in south central Wyoming. As you travel it, you'll pass antelope-grazed prairie, stark desert, and you'll climb the rugged Seminoe Mountains. Attractions along the byway include Alcova and Pathfinder reservoirs, Fremont Canyon, Seminoe Reservoir, the Seminoe and Pedro mountains, and Seminoe State Park. Although the road is in a remote area, the amazing transformations in the landscape are worth the back-country journey.
Length: 64 mi / 103 km
Time to Allow for Travel: 2.5 hours
Restrictions: Portions of the byway may require a high-clearance vehicle. The route is generally passable from May to November. However, rain or snow can make the unpaved portions of the road impassable any month of the year.
How to get there: The northern end of the Seminoe-Alcova Back Country Byway begins at the town of Alcova, Wyo., at the Junction of Wyoming State Highway 220 and Natrona County Road 407. The byway follows County Road 407 into Carbon County and ends at Sinclair, Wyo., on Insterstate 80.