Crazy Woman Canyon Road

Crazy Woman Canyon Road, a very scenic drive in Wyoming

Crazy Woman Canyon Road is a very scenic drive located in Johnson County, Wyoming, in United States. A high clearance vehicle is an absolute must. It's pretty bumpy, but the scenery is absolutely beautiful. The road winds past enormous cliffs that seem to rise up into the sky. 

Located in the Big Horn Mountains, the Crazy Woman Canyon Rd. (Bighorn National Forest Rd. 33) gets fairly narrow and this can be a problem if you want to turn around or let other cars pass. Vehicles larger than an SUV are not permitted. The road is 13.2 miles long and follows the creek through the canyon taking you from the Powder River Basin at about 5900 feet above sea level, up to the eastern edge of the Bighorn Mountains at 7100 ft elevation. You may want to hesitate to travel on this road after or during heavy rain, as any kind of washout or slick conditions could make travel hazardous. During and after a storm the road may be impassable, even with a four-wheel-drive vehicle. This is a beautiful drive, lots to see along the way. This is a must drive for people who love scenery. Many spots are single vehicle width so watch for cars coming opposite direction. The Canyon is named for the Crazy Woman Creek, and there are several legends about how it got the name.
Pic: Steve Davenport

 

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