Battle Pass Scenic Byway


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationWY
  • Length57 miles
Dedicated Byway Visitor Information
Carbon County Visitor's Council / Medicine Bow National Forest
Statewide Byway Partners
Wyoming Department of Transportation
Wyoming Office of Tourism
Battle Pass Scenic Byway


Named for a famous Battle between Indians and Fur Trappers in 1841, Battle Pass is A 57-mile paved highway over the crest of the little-visited Sierra Madre Mountains of the Medicine Bow National Forest. This drive is a beautiful route that climbs high over the Sierra Madre of southeastern Wyoming.

The Battle Highway Scenic Highway (WY 70) goes from Encampment over the Sierra Madre range. Approximately 10 miles west of Encampment is the location of Battle, one of many ghost towns in the Sierra Madres, which also is home to the towns of Redefeha, Dillon, Rambler, and Copperton.

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