We left Rawlins, WY this morning with the main objective of driving the Snowy Range Scenic Byway between Saratoga, WY and Laramie, WY on route 130. The road climbs to nearly eleven thousand feet and has amazing views of the Snowy Range area. We first stopped in the town of Saratoga to see the historical Wolf hotel and a downtown that is almost frozen in time.
The drive on 130 is smooth but you start climbing right away. Pictures can barely do justice to the scenery, but I hope these will give an idea. Areas of this mountain range are 2,5 Billion years old. There are numerous lakes and wild flowers are everywhere.
After descending an 8% grade for 10 miles, we arrived at the end of scenic road in Centennial, WY. We decided to visit the local museum and let the brakes cool down.