Sierra Madre Scenic Drive: Riverside to Laramie

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Sierra Madre Scenic Drive: Riverside to Laramie is a 84.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Encampment, Wyoming that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

84.2 miles
6200 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

scenic driving


The route takes Hwy 230 west out of Laramie to Hwy 130 north to I-80. The total drive time from Laramie to Riverside (the end of scenic drive) and north to I-80 is actually two hours.

scenic driving
Sunday, March 13, 2011

I took this as a side trip from Kansas City to Salt Lake, which I have made many times. Looking for a diversion, I took this route and enjoyed the views. It was apparent their are some trails and camping areas to explore in the future. Nice side trip off I-80, doesn't cost you much time, well worth it.