U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Worland Field Office|
Red Butte WSA
Nearest Town: Worland (15 miles)
BLM Acreage: 11,350 acres
Recommended for Wilderness: 0 acres
Access Points & Directions:
From the north, take Wyoming State Highway 30 (which leads west out of Basin or north/south through Burlington) to County Lane 42½, and go south on Dorsey Creek Road for approximately 13 miles. Head east on a two-track road for approximately 1.5 miles. Also from the north, access is from either from the east using US Highway 16-20 and turning southwest via Five Mile Road (BLM Road 1101), and head south-southwest for approximately 12 miles.
From Worland or from Manderson/Basin, access County Road 433 (West River Road) from US Highway 16-20, or north out of Worland, Wyoming from US Highway 16-20; Wyoming State Highway 789, to Ten Mile Road (BLM Road 1428). Head northwest for approximately 17 miles. Also from Worland, you can take 15-Mile Road west for approximately 20 miles to Dorsey Creek Road. Go north for approximately 4 miles, then head east on a two-track for approximately 1.5 miles. Or, head west out of Worland on 15-Mile Road for approximately 19 miles, and turn northeast onto Ten Mile Road for approximately 1 mile.
From the south, access Gooseberry Highway (Wyoming State Highway 431) to Platte Pipeline Road. Head north approximately 15 miles to Fifteen Mile Road. Take Fifteen Mile Road for approximately 4.5 miles to the junction with the Dorsey Creek Road. Either head north on Dorsey Creek Road or take Ten Mile Road. 4-wheel drive is strongly recommended for these two-track routes.
Allowable Uses & Restrictions:
Primitive & Unconfined Recreation:
Visitor use is low (approximately 120 visitor use days per year) because of the area’s remoteness and harsh weather.
The Red Butte WSA retains minimal natural character because of cumulative impacts from intrusions such as old seismograph trails and vehicle trails throughout the area, five miles of fence line extending through the eastern half and 12 reservoirs scattered throughout the WSA. The wide dispersal of intrusions detracts somewhat from the natural character of the WSA considering the relatively small size and the lack of an absolute pristine character.