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Author Topic: US 30 between I-80 in Wyoming and I-15 in Idaho  (Read 3267 times)

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US 30 between I-80 in Wyoming and I-15 in Idaho
« on: March 04, 2021, 09:16:23 AM »

US 30 between I-80 in Little America, Wyoming and I-15 in McCammon, Idaho is a scenic drive brimming with history and fast moving alternative to the Interstates in the Mountain West. I've never heard much about this stretch of road, so I decided to drive it and write about it.

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/03/a-journey-along-us-30-between-i-80-in.html
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Re: US 30 between I-80 in Wyoming and I-15 in Idaho
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2021, 06:53:53 PM »

My in-laws lived in Pocatello, ID until last year, and US 30 was our shortcut coming from north central IL. Always got a cone or 2 at Little America, it was like a ritual. Kemmerer WY was a very sleepy little town until about 10 years ago, when the oil/gas industry really picked up around those parts. You are correct, there are long straightaways where you can really move, but also pockets of curves and little towns where you can easily get stuck following a slow moving vehicle.
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Re: US 30 between I-80 in Wyoming and I-15 in Idaho
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2021, 07:31:52 PM »

The Soda Springs geyser is lame, and the amount of Oregon Trail-related tourist stuff along US 30 in Idaho is ridiculous... but I do have to say, the greater UT-ID-WY tripoint area has what is probably my favorite terrain to drive through. There's just something about the wide open rolling hills and low-ish mountain passes common in that area that really appeals to me.

It's even better in the spring and early summer when said hills are green.

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Re: US 30 between I-80 in Wyoming and I-15 in Idaho
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2021, 09:35:20 AM »

Great series, Doug. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: US 30 between I-80 in Wyoming and I-15 in Idaho
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 02:02:05 PM »

This was very nice.

I got to drive this route eastbound in 2015 on the way back to Virginia from Vancouver BC.  Scenery was terrific.

Also appreciated that Wyoming put up tall deer fences in a lot of the areas where deer were most prominent...
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Re: US 30 between I-80 in Wyoming and I-15 in Idaho
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 02:30:26 PM »

Nice photos.  I just took that route last summer when my wife and I drove up to Oregon to visit my brother and sister-in-law.  It's a nice drive for sure.  Definitely a good change of pace to get off of the interstate.

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