Granite Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.757m (9,045ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Big Horn and Sheridan counties, in the U.S. state of Wyoming.
Is the road to Granite Pass in Wyoming open?
Set high in the Bighorn Mountains, within the Bighorn National Forest, the two-lane curvy road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called U.S. Route 14 (also known as the Big Horn Scenic Byway). The road can close for short periods of time due to heavy snows during winter or early spring, but summer and fall travel are normally not interrupted by inclement weather.
How long is Granite Pass in Wyoming?
The pass is 76.12km (47.3 miles) long, running from Burgess Junction, in Sheridan County, towards Greybull, a town in central Big Horn County. This scenic route leads through alpine meadows. It’s a breathtaking drive with fields full of deer, elk, and moose. The road is pretty steep, hitting a 7% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The pass marks the apex of this scenic route that switchbacks through a canyon on the western side and descends more gradually on the eastern slope of the mountains.