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Muddy Creek Historic Byway

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Muddy Creek Historic Byway Scenic Drive

Distance: 25-mile back road drive (higher and/or 4 wheel drive vehicles recommended) 

Definitely off the beaten path, the Muddy Creek Historic Byway is a 25-mile trail that takes you from the western ghost town of Piedmont to Muddy Creek, a staple camping spot for Mormon pioneers, military travelers, and Pony Express deliveries.

Directions: The byway starts on WY-219 in the town of Fort Bridger. Head south on WY-219 to the intersection with WY-217. Go west and south on WY-217 to the intersection with WY-212. Go west on WY-212 to the intersection with WY-202 then WY-173. Go south on WY-173 to the ghost town of Piedmont. Then return north on WY-173 to I-80 at exit 24, known as the LeRoy exit.  The route extends from I-80, exit 24, 1.5 miles to a fork in the road, south to Piedmont, and back at this split, then east to junction 224 at Fort Bridger.

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