Wyoming Highway 230

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Wyoming Highway 230 marker

Wyoming Highway 230
Rivers Road
Route information
Maintained by WYDOT
Length: 78.74 mi[1] (126.72 km)
Major junctions
West end: WYO 130
  WYO 70 in Riverside
I-80 in Laramie
East end: I-80 Bus. / US 30 / US 287 in Laramie
Location
Counties: Albany, Carbon
Highway system

State highways in Wyoming

WYO 226 WYO 231

Wyoming Highway 230 is known locally as Meg the Mumbler Road and travels from Wyoming Highway 130 approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of Saratoga south from there to intersect WYO 70 in Riverside and then heads southeast to the Colorado-Wyoming State Line. The Route continues southeast in Colorado as Colorado State Highway 125, then it turns northeast as Colorado State Highway 127. At the Wyoming-Colorado State Line, Wyoming 230 resumes. Highway 230 then heads northeast towards Laramie to end at Business Loop I-80/US 30/US 287 in Laramie.[2] Wyoming Highway 230 provides a scenic and less-traveled alternative for travelers who want to avoid Interstate 80 and US 30 but cannot take Wyoming Highway 130 which is closed in the winter.

Route description[edit]

Wyoming Highway 230 basically crosses the same type of terrain as Wyoming Highway 130.[1] The part of Highway 230 from WYO 130, south of Saratoga and the Wyoming-Colorado State Line slowly climbs out of the Platte Valley to a height of over 8,000 feet (2,400 m). At 10 miles (16 km) there is a junction with Wyoming Highway 70 in the community of Riverside where route 70 heads west to Baggs and 230 turns southeast towards the state line. At the state line WYO 230 ends briefly and the roadway continues southeast into Colorado as SH 125.[1] 9 miles (14 km) into Colorado there is a junction with SH 127 north of Cowdrey, Colorado. SH 127 heads northeast approximately 9 miles (14 km) back into Wyoming where that state highway ends and WYO 230 resumes. From there Wyoming 230 climbs again into the southeastern edge of the Snowy Range Mountains through mostly forested areas.[2] At 51.8 miles (Wyoming State Highway miles) there is a junction with Wyoming Highway 10 in Woods Landing. Further east along the Highway 230, it the route descends into the Laramie Basin. Highway 230 meets WYO 130 just west of Laramie, and the two routes run together into Laramie as Snowy Range Road.[1][2] (This is the only instance in Wyoming where two state routes are merged).[1] There is an interchange with Interstate 80 (Exit 311) at 77.7 miles (125.0 km), and route 230 ends at 78.74 miles (126.72 km) at I-80 BUS/US 30/US 287 (3rd Street).[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Carbon   0.00 0.00 WYO 130 Western (Northern) terminus of WYO 230
Riverside 10.0 16.1 WYO 70
Colorado State Line 37.0 59.5 SH 125 WYO 230 ends briefly
Larimer north of Cowdrey, Colorado 8.8* SH 127 (WYO 230 via CO SH 125 & CO SH 127)
Wyoming State Line 9.1* WYO 230 WYO 230 resumes
Albany Woods Landing 51.8 83.4 WYO 10
Laramie 76.9 123.8 WYO 130 West end concurrency with WYO 130
77.7 125.0 I-80 Exit 311 (I-80)
78.74 126.72 I-80 Bus. / US 30 / US 287 Eastern terminus of WYO 230
East end concurrency with WYO 130
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e aaroads.com - Wyoming Routes 200-299
  2. ^ a b c d Yahoo Maps. Overview Map of Wyoming Highway 230 & Colorado SR 125/SR 127 (Map).

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