Scenic USA - Wyoming

South Big Horn/Red Wall National Backway

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Hole in the Wall - Casper, Wyoming

Photos by Ron McEwan

   A combination of county roads, totaling a little over 100 miles, make up Wyoming's South Big Horn/Red Wall National Backway. Traveling through the southern section of the Big Horn Mountain Range, byway travelers will head west from Casper, and take Bucknum Road, CR 125, as it heads north, climbing the Thirty-three Mile Road. Reading much like entries on a cowboy's map, some of the named features along the byway include Roughlock Hill, Buffalo Creek, Centennial Sheep Monument, Hole-in-the-Wall, and Deadman Butte.
   Pictured here is a valley cut by Buffalo Creek, creating a home for a gang of notorious outlaws and thieves. About mid-point on the byway, Pronghorn Family Buffalo Creek's Hole-in-the-Wall was headquarters for Jesse James, the Logan Brothers, Flat Nose Currie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
   The Wyoming Centennial Sheep Monument pays tribute to the generations of ranchers and the crossroads where millions of sheep were herded to spring pastures. A strong belief that more sheep traveled this route than any other place in the world. Today sections of this area have retreated back to nature. While there is still a chance to spot sheep herds, backcountry travelers will also find deer, some elk, foxes, badgers, black bears, bald eagles and pronghorn.

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