Highway 80 Wyoming

 

Highway 80

Cross the boarder into Wyoming stop at Baggs one of the homes of the famous outlaw Butch Cassidy and his Gang were they slept and partied having done their foul deeds. Visit the Cabin now a small museum study the history also the Old Town Hall. Less than 400 people now live in the region there are 2 farms and 2 owners left side of the Route 13 is one the right side being the other all this land goes on for miles and miles.

Baggs

Baggs

Baggs

Baggs

Baggs

Baggs

From Baggs, 233 miles along Highway 80 is Evanston which I went to on a separate occasion but it fitted in with the routes already taken.

Starting at Evanston, travel on Highway 80 road trip through to Rawlings via Rock Springs with the landscapes of mountain ranges with miles of open land having the odd homesteads for cattle and horses.

Evanston

A city in Uinta County a population of only 12000 with a historic Downtown worth the visit to enjoy the old dwellings 2 main points of interest are Chinese Joss House Museum exhibits of artefacts from the original China Town over 100 years ago. Plus Bear River State Park view the herds of Ilk and Buffalo.

Evanston Post Office

Evanston Post Office

Chinese Museum

Chinese Museum

Bear River Park

Resume road trip to Rock Springs this area as out of the world scenery of mountain ranges and valleys just breathtaking at times, the sun casting different shadows in array of colours across the creek. Keep a look out of roaming herds of Ike and the odd Buffalo.

Take a diversion well worth it to see the largest wild horse herd in the world turn right Route 191 for 51 miles into the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, once you have discovered all the delights go back to Highway 80 and resume the journey into Rock Springs .

Rock Springs is a city in Sweet Water ex coal mining town now with large oil and natural gas wells. The historic part of town is into the history of coal mining visit the museum also look out for large Rock Springs Coal sign. Sweet Water has many families of Meerkats.

Rock Springs

Rock Springs

Rock Springs

Rock Springs

Rock Springs

Rock Springs

Resume journey onto Rawlins situated in Carbon County with a population of 9200 a small delightful town with the downtown historic district some thing for everyone Visit the famous historic prison known as Wyoming State Pentenary where for a small fee you can take the guided tour which lasts one and half hours. It must have been hell, having awful conditions in winter temperatures as low as -40f, still cold and dark in summer. The cells shared by 2 are very basic just a bunk and toilet. Death row was very gruesome, at one stage prisoners were hanged by opening a hatch door powered by transferring water, the running water took 2 minutes which could be heard until the hatch activated, in later years a gas chamber was introduced.

Rawlings

Rawlins

Rawlings

Rawlins

Rawlings

Rawlins

Rawlins Prison

Rawlins Prison

Rawlins Prison

Rawlins Prison

Rawlins Prison

Rawlins Prison

Return to Downtown booking into the Travel Lodge for a 1 night stay. Mileage covered today 310.