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Wind River Scenic Highway Road Trip

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Needle-sharp evergreens stand sentry on this scenic drive along US 26/US 287. From the mountains and forested foothills of Shoshone National Forest, the byway wends its way through the Wind River Indian Reservation, home to Shoshone and Arapaho tribes, and ends at Muddy Gap. Gape at snow-capped mountains, angular cliffs and rock formations along the way.
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Beginning in the Shoshone National Forest, which has more than 150 retreating glaciers, this journey through western Wyoming passes forested hillsides and sagebrush-textured plains set against a backdrop of gargantuan mountains. Cross the Continental Divide at Togwotee Pass, then traverse the Sweetwater River Valley, a route once used by trappers and traders.