Wyoming Highway 24

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Wyoming Highway 24 marker

Wyoming Highway 24
Bear Lodge Highway
Route information
Maintained by WYDOT
Length: 46.72 mi[1] (75.19 km)
Existed: 1961[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 14 at Carlile Junction
  WYO 110 in Devils Tower
WYO 112 in Hulett
WYO 111 in Aladdin
East end: SD 34 at the South Dakota state line
Location
Counties: Crook
Highway system
WYO 22 I-25
WYO 487 WY-514.svg WYO 530

Wyoming Highway 24 (WYO 24) is a 46.72-mile (75.19 km) long Wyoming state highway known as the Bear Lodge Highway. The route passes through the northern portion of the Bear Lodge Mountains, part of the Black Hills National Forest. Highway 24 spans from U.S. Route 14 to the South Dakota state line, where it continues south as South Dakota Highway 34. The highway passes by Devils Tower National Monument.

Route description[edit]

Wyoming Highway 24 northbound toward Devil's Tower

WYO 24 is spawned from US 14 at Carlile Junction (also known as Devils Tower Junction). From there, it travels in a north–south direction, although the route is signed east–west. It is mainly a two-lane highway from US 14 to near Devils Tower National Monument. When it gets to Devils Tower, it spawns a short spur, Wyoming Highway 110. After passing by WYO 110, it then curves northeast-southwest. The road reaches Hulett, where it intersects Wyoming Highway 112. In Hulett, WYO 24 is dubbed Main Street and A Street. Moving on, WYO 24 curves to the signed east–west orientation, but curves northwest-southeast. WYO 24 passes by some gulches, most notably Reservoir Gulch and Lucky Gulch. WYO 24 then turns south, then generally follows the east–west orientation. It then intersects Wyoming Highway 111 a short time later. There are no further major junctions and towns on the route, as WYO 24 crosses the state line and becomes South Dakota Highway 34.

History[edit]

Wyoming Highway 24 was not in the original State Highway grid until 1961. The predecessor to this route was Wyoming Highway 514.[1]

Wyoming Highway 24 near Devils Tower

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Crook County. [2]

Location[2] mi[3] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 14 – Moorcroft, Sundance
6.0 9.7 WYO 110 west – Devils Tower Eastern terminus of WYO 110
Hulett 15.1 24.3 WYO 112 north – Alzada, MT Southern terminus of WYO 112
39.1 62.9 WYO 111 south Northern terminus of WYO 111
46.2 74.4 SD 34 east Continuation beyond South Dakota state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wyoming Routes 000-099
  2. ^ Geography Division (2016). "Wyoming Governmental Unit Reference Map". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ Google (February 15, 2014). "WYO 24" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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