Wyoming Highway 172

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Wyoming Highway 172 marker

Wyoming Highway 172
Black Mountain Road
Route information
Maintained by WYDOT
Length: 11.26 mi[1] (18.12 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 20 / WYO 789 in Lucerne
East end: CR 6 (Black Mountain Road)
Location
Counties: Hot Springs
Highway system

State highways in Wyoming

WYO 171 WYO 173

Wyoming Highway 172 (WYO 172) is a 11.26-mile (18.1 km) Wyoming state road located in Hot Springs County northeast of Thermopolis and serves the various oil fields in the eastern part of the county.

Route description[edit]

Wyoming Highway 172 begins its west end at US 20/WYO 789 in the community of Lucerne, roughly 6 miles north of Thermopolis. Highway 172, named Black Mountain Road, travels east and crosses the Bighorn River at just under 8 tenths of a mile.[2] Past the Bighorn, WYO 173 crosses Kirby Creek and will run along the north side, paralleling, for the remainder of its routing. At 11.26 miles, Highway 172 reaches its eastern terminus at Hot Springs County Route 6 (Black Mountain Road) near the Zimmerman Oil and Butte Gas Fields. CR 6 continues further eastward, just south of the Washakie County line, to the Kirby Creek, Murphy Dome, and other outlying oil Fields in eastern Hot Springs County.[3][4]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Hot Springs County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Lucerne 0.00 0.00 US 20 / WYO 789 Western terminus of WYO 172
  11.26 18.12 CR 6 (Black Mountain Road) Eastern terminus of WYO 172
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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