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Snowy Range Scenic Byway

Visit Laramie 
210 E. Custer Street, Laramie, Wyoming 82070
(307) 745-4195  |  (800) 445-5303

The Snowy Range Scenic Byway (Hwy. 130) is located in southeastern Wyoming and is a spectacular “cut-across” for travelers. This scenic alternative to I-80 takes you through the majestic Snowy Range Mountains, past deep glacial lakes, pastoral meadows, rushing mountain streams, and awe-inspiring mountain peaks.

The Snowy Range Scenic Byway self-driving tour was originally a wagon road built in the 1870s and in the 1920s was widened and smoothed using horse-drawn equipment. The road was paved in the 1930s and designated as the nation’s second Scenic Byway in 1988. After six years of working on the road, it was completed and known as the “Great Skyroad.” The Scenic Byway over the Snowy Range is one of the shortest of Wyoming’s scenic byways, both in length and in the number of months it can be driven. The Byway is the second highest mountain pass in Wyoming. Snow usually closes the highest section of the road about early to mid-November and snowplows traditionally open the road in May right around Memorial Day weekend.