Northern Red Desert Driving Tours

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Have you ever wanted to get a better sense of the vastness and the unique landmarks of the northern Red Desert? If so, you can join local expert John Vase, Sweetwater BOCES, and the Wyoming Outdoor Council for a day-long driving tour of the area. We will travel from White Mountain into the greater South Pass landscape, making stops along the way at the White Mountain Petroglyphs, Boars Tusk, the Killpecker Sand Dunes, Steamboat Mountain, the Tri-Territory historical site, Bush Rim, Chicken Springs, Honeycomb Buttes, Oregon Buttes, and Whitehorse Creek.

This adventure is designed to accommodate a range of ability levels and will not include any strenuous hikes. Although we will walk over some uneven terrain, it will be at an easy pace and for short distances. The Outdoor Council recommends bringing appropriate outdoor gear, including 2 liters of water per person, lunch, snacks, clothing layers, rain gear, sun protection, and hiking poles if needed. Also, don't forget your camera and binoculars! Cell service is sporadic and cannot be counted upon in the desert.

We will meet at 7 a.m. at the front entrance of Western Wyoming Community College (Circle Drive) and the tour will end at approximately 6 p.m., after a stop in Farson for ice cream.


For more information and to register (space is limited!) please, contact the Sweetwater BOCES at 307.382.1603.