Monday, July 5, 2010

The Snowy Range, Laramie, Wyoming

One of the day trips we took while in Cheyenne was along the Snowy Range Road. The Snowy Range is a mountain range within the Rocky Mountains.

The Snowy Range Road runs from Laramie, Wyoming to the Upper Platte River Valley and was designated the Second National Forest Scenic Byway in the United States. Started in 1920, it took 6 years to complete and was called the “Great Skyroad”. The byway runs through the heart of the Medicine Bow National Forest and even though we were there at the beginning of July, there was still an abundance of snow and most of the pull-offs and picnic areas were inaccessible due to snow. We found the this range of the Rocky Mountains to be spectacular. The stunning views of jagged gray granite peaks and beautiful blue lakes make this area very special.

Enough said – I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.


Lois said...

That looks so cool and refreshing Shelley! I'm jealous.

Judy Cooke said...

Absolutely gorgeous!