From The Northern Rockies Rider, below is an excerpt of the article Snowy Range: Find Riding Treasure In Southern Wyoming. To view the article in full, check out the PDF embedded at the bottom of the page.
The jumping off point for our June 28-July 1 Snowy Range Scenic Byway adventure was Laramie, Wyo.
However, reaching Laramie from our Gillette home base required a 250-mile trek.
We would traverse the Wyoming prairie surrounding our Gillette home in northeast Wyoming, then edge along the foothills of the Laramie Mountains to the south before topping them and dropping into Laramie, the conclusion of our first leg.
The Snowy Range Scenic Byway follows Hwy. 130 for 29 miles through the center of the Medicine Bow National Forest. Snowy Range was the second designated National Forest Scenic Byway in the U.S. Construction began in 1920 and was completed in six years. It was originally called the “Great Skyroad.”
The Byway is located in southeastern Wyoming and can be accessed by exiting I-80 at Laramie or at Walcott Junction approximately 22 miles east of Rawlins.
Source: northernrockiesrider.com; Dottie Rankin; 2013.