Snowy Range closed

Highway 130 Scenic Bypass closes November 11


November 17, 2021

Saratoga Sun file photo

A sign of winter in the Valley, the scenic byway from Saratoga to Laramie has officially closed for the season.

Though the lower portions of the Platte Valley have experienced some slightly warmer weather in recent weeks, winter is on its way.

On November 11, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced the seasonal closure of Wyoming Highway 130 through the Snowy Range. According to the press release from WYDOT, blowing and drifting snow combined with upcoming weather conditions and road conditions warranted closing the high country section of Wyoming Highway 130, also known as Snowy Range Scenic Byway.

The 12-mile section of Wyoming Highway 130 tops out at more than 10,800 feet in el...

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