Vedauwoo Road

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Forest Service Road 700 connects WYO 210 (Happy Jack Road) with Interstate 80 through the Vedauwoo Recreation Area in the Medicine Bow National Forest. It is a dirt road for most of the route, but is passable by most passenger cars (weather permitting).

Forest Service Road 700 (Vedauwoo Road) north
A bitter, wintery storm descended upon Sherman Hill and the Vedauwoo area, presenting blowing snow and ice along the roadway. Rock climbing would not be an option on this day Photo taken 11/12/05.
A thin sheen of slush and ice left a treacherous driving surface for the rest of the way north into Vedauwoo. Photo taken 11/12/05.
Looking to the east, the wind blew the snow into a dizzying storm blanketing the grassy hills. Photo taken 11/12/05.
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Entering Vedauwoo Recreation Area on Forest Service Road 700 north. Photos taken 11/12/05.
The entry station to the main parking area at Vedauwoo. Since this area is closed during winter, vehicular access to the rocks is not permitted. Photo taken 11/12/05.
Icy conditions continued north along Vedauwoo Road beyond the transition from asphalt to dirt. Photo taken 11/12/05.
Continuing north from the entry station and Forest Service Road 700 to the Vedauwoo Parking Area. Photo taken 09/07/05.
Amateurs and professionals flock to Vedauwoo year round to test their rock climbing skills. Photo taken 09/07/05.
Due to limited sight distances and limited areas to turn around, RV's are not permitted beyond this point. Photo taken 09/07/05.
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Rock formations in and around Box Canyon. Photos taken 09/07/05.
Forest Service Road 700 (Vedauwoo Road) south
Scene along Forest Service Road 700 south beyond Happy Jack Road. Photo taken 09/07/05.
Dust control can be a major issue during dry times; during wet times, the road may be impassable. Photo taken 09/07/05.
Much of the highway is unpaved, with a slightly pink coloration to the gravel and dust. Photo taken 09/07/05.
At lower points where the road is protected from the wind, tall evergreen and aspen trees grow unabated, such as the evergreen trees seen here. Photo taken 09/07/05.
Elsewhere along Vedauwood Road, tree coverage is rather spotty, and this is largely due to the omnipresent wind speed. Photo taken 09/07/05.
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A short spur route from the main Vedauwoo Road leads to this rock formation. Photos taken 09/07/05.
Vedauwoo consists of ancient granite rocks that have been slowly weathered and eroded due to the cyclical changes of ice and snow. Photo taken 09/07/05.
Turtle Rock and adjacent hill tops cluster together along Vedauwoo Road. Photo taken 09/07/05.
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Viewing the surrounding countryside from the top of one of the rock formations. Photos taken 09/07/05.
Small groves of aspen trees grow in valleys and low basins adjacent to the large rock formations at Vedauwoo. Photo taken 09/07/05.
The dirt road shifts into a paved road upon reaching the main parking area. Photo taken 09/07/05.
The parking area along Vedauwoo Road accommodates RV's and provides access to camping and picnicking. Photo taken 09/07/05.
Passing by the welcome sign for Vedauwoo Recreation Area. Photo taken 09/07/05.
The rocks of Vedauwoo are interspersed with the trees and forest. Photo taken 09/07/05.
The character of Vedauwoo changes drastically during winter conditions. This scene looks as the icy roadway along Vedauwoo Road south of the main parking area. Photo taken 11/12/05.
Approaching Interstate 80 along Vedauwoo Road south. Photo taken 11/12/05.
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Forest Service Road 700 ends at the diamond interchange with Interstate 80 and U.S. 30 east of the Sherman Hill summit and west of Buford. Photo taken 11/12/05. Second photo taken 09/07/05.



Photo Credits:

09/07/05, 11/12/05 by AARoads

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