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Explore Wyoming: The Wild River Canyon Scenic Byway

Imagine hitting the open road in your rental car and experiencing over 30 miles of beautiful, unspoiled views—not to mention wildlife, camping, boating and fishing. That is what’s in store for you along Wyoming’s newest scenic byway.

A popular corridor between central and northwest Wyoming, the Wild River Canyon Scenic Byway begins in the town of Shoshoni at milepost 100 (US 20/Wyoming 789) and offers spectacular sights. Here are just a few of the locations and attractions you can enjoy along the way:

  • Wind River Canyon. This canyon’s high rock walls and colorful cliffs boast some of the oldest rock formations in the world. The Wind River Indian Reservation is home to wildlife such as bighorn sheep, elk, marmots and minks.
  • Bighorn River. A trout fisherman’s dream, this stream is packed with rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout. It’s also a popular destination for white-water rafting.
  • Boysen State Park. This is a great place to set up camp. With overnight facilities, as well as great trout and walleye fishing, a swimming beach, a marina and tons of water sports, there are plenty of activities to choose for the whole family.
  • Thermopolis. The byway ends at milepost 134 just north of this city. It is here you can experience the largest mineral hot springs in the world in Hot Springs State Park. You’ll also enjoy hiking, cooling ponds, a swinging foot bridge across the Big Horn River, and more.

So pack the family into the rental car and take advantage of all the outdoor activities along the Wild River Canyon Scenic Byway.

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