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Old 05-18-2016, 12:17 AM   #1
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Traveling from Casper to Cody via US 20, part of which is called the Wind River Scenic Highway. We are in our gas Allegro 31sa with CRV toad. Does anyone have any experience with the downgrades or upgrades, tunnels or bridges on this route? Can we handle it?
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Traveling from Casper to Cody via US 20, part of which is called the Wind River Scenic Highway. We are in our gas Allegro 31sa with CRV toad. Does anyone have any experience with the downgrades or upgrades, tunnels or bridges on this route? Can we handle it?
Enjoy the drive.........

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Old 05-18-2016, 08:33 AM   #3
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Traveling from Casper to Cody via US 20, part of which is called the Wind River Scenic Highway. We are in our gas Allegro 31sa with CRV toad. Does anyone have any experience with the downgrades or upgrades, tunnels or bridges on this route? Can we handle it?
You should have no issue driving - just remember to stop when you want to look at the Mountains - just a great drive.

When you drive along the River between Thermopolis and Shoshoni (Wind River Canyon) see if it feels like the River runs Up-Hill! Just because of the grade of the road - the train tracks - the River flowing North - it always feels like the water is going UPHILL.

Might just be me.



On the South end of the Canyon there is a nice Camp Ground right on the River, Check it out.

BOL,
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We did it last year but I can't really remember the grades but it was a beautiful drive down the canyon and we even passed a train coming up the other side. The road through the canyon was a little curvy so be aware when they are coming. We actually went US-20 then WY-120 into Cody. Here is my blog post about the trip (Big Dude's Eclectic Ramblings: 2015 Western Trip – Days 8 & 9 - Onward To Cody) and I wish we had stopped in Meeteese, WY.
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Looks like there is 2 or 3 tunnels on the north end of the Boysen State Park, but I could not find any height information. Any ideas on clearances?
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Looks like there is 2 or 3 tunnels on the north end of the Boysen State Park, but I could not find any height information. Any ideas on clearances?

My 5th wheel is 13'4".........

Don't remember ANY issues......and 5vr is still 13'4"
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No problems with those tunnels. They are BIG. Of all the routes into Yellowstone, the route you're doing is the easiest!

Stop in Thermopolis and take a dip in the hot springs. We'll be doing that route in July (and stopping for a dip) when we visit my son who is guiding kayak camping trips on Yellowstone Lake this summer.
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Many thanks to all who offered input. Actually made the drive today...really beautiful, grade not an issue. And just before Shoshone I pulled off next to a USPS trucker in his rig who was taking a break. He didn't remember the tunnel heights but assured me I could get through if he could. There is a sign at the tunnel...14' so all was well!
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Beautiful drive. No problem with my 12' 3" MH. and Buss you are right I was amazed at the water running uphill.
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Beautiful drive. No problem with my 12' 3" MH. and Buss you are right I was amazed at the water running uphill.
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You should have no issue driving - just remember to stop when you want to look at the Mountains - just a great drive.

When you drive along the River between Thermopolis and Shoshoni (Wind River Canyon) see if it feels like the River runs Up-Hill! Just because of the grade of the road - the train tracks - the River flowing North - it always feels like the water is going UPHILL.

Might just be me.



On the South end of the Canyon there is a nice Camp Ground right on the River, Check it out.

BOL,
Must be me too then. I'm always mesmerized with that illusion.
I always stop in Thermopolis to swim in the hot springs. There is a CG right on the highway in town that is very convenient.
Another feature than causes the illusion is the sedimentation markings on the stone cliffs
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Traveling from Casper to Cody via US 20, part of which is called the Wind River Scenic Highway. We are in our gas Allegro 31sa with CRV toad. Does anyone have any experience with the downgrades or upgrades, tunnels or bridges on this route? Can we handle it?
There are some great views from the campground.

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