BLM Casper reopens portions of Price Road after temporary closure

CASPER, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management has reopened approximately 75 percent of the Price Road located 18 miles southwest of Casper, off County Road 316 (Trapper Road). The BLM initially closed the road and surrounding area in August 2022 for road construction.

Price Road can be accessed from the northern entrance and is open for roughly 1.5 miles (see map). The road segment on the southern end of the project area remains closed for construction until further notice. The BLM anticipates construction to resume in spring 2023, as conditions allow.

The original Price Road and adjacent areas had become degraded from heavy use and off-route travel, causing unsafe road conditions and damage to sensitive resources. The Price Road project includes upgrading portions of the existing road to improve public access and mitigate erosion, as well as re-routing segments to prevent damage to natural resources. Obsolete or unauthorized routes will be reclaimed. Barriers have been installed to prevent off-route travel and support reclamation.

For more information, please call the Casper Field Office at (307) 261-7600.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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BLM Wyoming

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High Plains District Office

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