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We recommend using Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. This scenic alternative to I takes you through the majestic Snowy Range Mountains, past deep glacial lakes, pastoral meadows, rushing mountain streams, and awe-inspiring mountain peaks.
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The land known as the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests has a long history dating back to 8, years ago when ancestors of the Plains Indians inhabited the area. The region was used by these tribes who took advantage of its wildlife bounty.
The Scenic Byway has numerous places to stop or pull off and take in the serenity of the Snowy Range. During your drive remember to be cautious of wildlife on or near the road, especially during early morning and late evening hours. Leaving Laramie and traveling west on the Scenic Byway, you will drive through the open plains of the traditional Old West where the deer and Sexy ladies looking real sex Avon still play.
Just 27 miles west of Laramie, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, lies the historic mining town of Centennial. The region near Medicine Bow Peak is home to the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, yellow-bellied marmots, pikas and blue grouse. The Scenic Byway takes travelers from sagebrush prairies to a high-altitude alpine environment including all of the major life zones in the Rocky Mountains.
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Taking the Barber Lake Road bypasses the entrance to the Snowy Range Ski Area, a popular winter destination for skiers and snowboarders, and the turnoff for Sand Lake Road, a gravel forest road accessing trails on the north end of the Snowy Range.
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Other lakes can be reached via a network of hiking trails from this point.
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Some people need a few days to adjust to the thin mountain air. Both lakes are glacier-fed and reflect the majesty of Medicine Bow Peak, and are often visited by artists and photographers. The quartzite peaks are estimated to be two billion years old, with even older rocks existing beneath them.
After passing a few more highway turnoffs on the way down the mountain, Silver Lake is on the left. A pullout on the south side of the road offers a spectacular view of Silver Lake and the surrounding area. Trails lead to the lake and to the Meadow Falls.
Some campgrounds and picnic areas are presently closed due to hazardous trees in the area. West of Silver Lake, the Scenic Byway begins to descend in earnest, passing through a spruce, fir, and pine forest of lower and moister elevation, past mountain lakes and streams and the Headquarters Park parking area. A rough four-wheel drive road provides access to the north and west sides of the Snowy Range and Medicine Bow Lady want sex tonight Lewiston Maine. Here the creek meanders slowly through willows and provides beavers with plenty of food and shelter.
Keep an eye out for mule deer, common inhabitants of the area. Occasional moose, elk, bears, bald eagles, and wild turkeys may also show themselves along the waterways in the area and in the lower lands outside the Scenic Byway. Ryan Park Campground is one Gilman MN bi horny wives the largest in the forest and was named after a historic internment camp, Ryan Park.
As the Scenic Byway drops out of the mountains, the road splits. Rooms, meals, gas, gifts and western saloons are available here.
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Laramie is accessible from Riverside and Encampment via Hwy North. To the north just a few miles is Saratoga, situated on the North Platte River. This pleasant community is home to an historic Old West hotel, other lodging and restaurants, gift shops, art galleries, a golf course and a bustling airport. While there, relax in the natural hot springs free to the public and open 24 hours a day, year-round. Like many Laramie residents, Deerfield beach FL bi horney housewifes make it an annual tradition to drive the scenic byway over the pass on the first weekend it opens in Spring typically around the end of May.
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