Wyoming's Wind River Country

Explore Wind River Country’s Northern Red Desert with New Map & Guide


Julia Stuble

Public Lands Advocate

Wyoming Outdoor Council

307-399-2924 (cell)

307-332-7031 x 11 (office)

SOUTH PASS, WYOMING—Thanks to the Wyoming Outdoor Council and a handful of supporters, travelers now have a user-friendly map and educational guide for exploring the spectacular northern Red Desert in Wyoming’s Wind River Country.

Just southeast of Atlantic City and South Pass City State Historic Site, the northern portion of the Red Desert includes landmarks with profound geological and American history: Oregon Buttes, South Pass, Honeycomb Buttes, and many miles of fossil-rich mountain desert.

Featuring travel tips and detailed driving directions to three of the northern Red Desert’s most dramatic places, the travel guide is an excellent resource for anyone interested in seeing Whitehorse Creek, Oregon Buttes, or Honeycomb Buttes—which are all an easy drive from Lander or Rock Springs.

Wyoming’s Northern Red Desert is a beguiling, wild, and awe-inspiring landscape. It is one of the last best remote places in the intermountain West,” the Wyoming Outdoor Council declares.

And it is all public land.

“Vast sections of these public lands—administered by the Bureau of Land Management—are largely untouched by humans. So tread lightly, and enjoy your time among the buttes and badlands,” the Wyoming Outdoor Council invites.

Take them up on the invitation with the brand-new Northern Red Desert map and guide, available at the Wyoming Outdoor Council’s Lander office or by requesting one via phone or email at (307) 332-7031 x16, or

About Wind River Country/Fremont County

Wyoming’s Wind River Country is the authentic, untamed West. It holds the answers to your adventurous spirit. Come discover new things like the best route to Yellowstone, see an Indian powwow, ride a horse or holler at a rodeo, pan for real gold, and hike in country that will take your breath away. Find the room to breathe, slow your pace a bit, and discover uncontrived adventure that will rejuvenate your soul in Wind River Country.

About the Wyoming Outdoor Council

The Wyoming Outdoor Council is the state’s oldest independent conservation organization. Celebrating 50 years of protecting Wyoming’s environment and quality of life.