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Wyoming United States #26 Highway Guide

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Welcome to the community of Glenrock, WY.
Welcome to the community of Glenrock, WY.
Welcome to the community of Glenrock, WY. Roadside turnout, paved with historical sign - South side of highway. Interstate #25 and Highways #20 and #87 overlap. Photo looking south from roadside turnout of the 'Rock of Glen',WY.
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Photo of 'Rock of Glen',WY
Photo of 'Rock of Glen',WY
On July 26, 1842, John C. Freemont's first expedition to the far West guided by Kit Carson with Joseph Bissonette as interpreter. Also Al Maxwell, as hunter, camped in this rocky glen. Names and dates of many of the 300,000 travelers of the Oregon Trail are here.' Area with names of these travelers - 200 yards South of highway, from trail leading from the roadside turnout.
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Photo of 'Rock of Glen',WY
Photo of 'Rock of Glen',WY
Names of old pioneers.
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Access to Deer Creek Museum in Glen Rock, WY.
Access to Deer Creek Museum in Glen Rock, WY.
South side of highway. The museum features artifacts of early native and pioneers, way of life and historical records of the early years. Open - Friday through Tuesday; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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South Port Street
Business area of Glenrock. South access to Interstate #25.
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Services at highway.
Fuel, diesel - South side of highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing Deer Creek.
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Access to Glenrock Town Park
North side of highway.
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Converse County Roadway #18
South side of highway.
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Junction of Wyoming Highway #90
South side of highway.
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Access to North Platte River Recreational State Area, WY.
Access to North Platte River Recreational State Area, WY.
Access access from highway.
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Exit #156
Bixby Road
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View from highway
Driving east on overlaped highways Interstate#25 Wyoming highway #26,
Driving east on overlaped highways Interstate#25 Wyoming highway #26,
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Point of Information
Crossing Boxelder Creek.
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Exit #154
Barber Road
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Access to turnout
Parking area, paved with garbage stand - South side of highway.
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Exit #151
Natural Bridge. Roadside turnout, paved - North side of highway.
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Exit #150
Inez Road
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View from highway
Driving east on overlaped highways Interstate#25 Wyoming highway #26,
Driving east on overlaped highways Interstate#25 Wyoming highway #26,
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Point of Information
Crossing La Prele Creek, WY.
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Exit #146
La Prele Road. Access to campgrounds.
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Fort Fetterman Wyoming State Historic Site
North of highway. Exit #140 - access to community of Douglas, WY. Junction of Wyoming Highway #59. Constructed in 1867, Fort Fetterman, WY, was a wooden fort used by the United States Army on the Great Plains frontier. There is a interpretive trail to view the ruins of the fort's buildings. There has been reconstruction of officer's quarters and the ordnance warehouse, containing exhibits and artifacts
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Point of Information
Crossing North Platte River. The Wyoming North Platte River is a tributary of the Platte River. One can fish for rainbow and brown trout, cutthroat trout and walleye.
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View from highway
Driving east on overlaped highways Interstate#25 Wyoming highway #26,
Driving east on overlaped highways Interstate#25 Wyoming highway #26,
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Exit #135
Community of Douglas, WY. Visitor Information Center. Attractions in Douglas, WY - The Wyoming State Fairgrounds - Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum. The museum features historical and cultural materials related to the westward expansion. Open to the public year round - Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center The center features a 1886 passenger depot and a steam locomotive with tender, dining car, stock car, sleeper, caboose, baggage car, passenger coach.
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Auto Tour Routes sign.
Auto Tour Routes sign.
Interstate #25 travels the same path as Oregon Trail, California Trail, Morman's Pioneer Trail and the Pony Express Trail. All trails are National Historical Auto Tour Routes.
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View from highway looking South.
View from highway looking South.
Driving east on overlapped highways Interstate#25 Wyoming highway #26.
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View from highway
Large roadside turnout, no services - South side of highway.
Large roadside turnout, no services - South side of highway.
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View from highway
Exit #126. Junction of Highway #18 and #20 East. Access to communities of Shawne
Exit #126. Junction of Highway #18 and #20 East. Access to communities of Shawnee, WY; Lost Springs, WY. - Lost Springs, WY; is a town where only one person lives there (according to the 2000 US. Census). There are only four places in the United States that have a population of 1 person. Access to Keeline, WY.
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End of Highway #20 overlap at this point
Community of Orin, WY - East of highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing North Platte River, WY.
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Point of Information
Crossing all previous trail signs - Oregon Trail, California Trail, Mormon's Pioneer Trail and the Pony Express Trail.
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View from highway
View from highway driving East.
View from highway driving East.
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Point of Information
Platte County - Western boundary.
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View from highway
Looking at the Glendo Reservoir, WY.
Looking at the Glendo Reservoir, WY.
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Point of Information
Crossing Elkhorn Creek.
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Exit #11
Access to community of Glendo, Glendo/Wyoming State Park. Services at highway - fuel, diesel, East side of highway. Campground Facilities at Glendo/Wyoming State Park: State Park has seven campgrounds, six boat ramps and a marina concession. Day-use and overnight facilities feature improved campsites, comfort stations, tables and grills. Campgrounds - Red Hills and Waters Point: have 45 camping sites. - Reno Cove has 30 sites and a boat launch. - Custer Cove, Soldier Rock and Colter Bay, 40 sites. - Whiskey Gulch and Sagebrush: 100 sites. - Two Moon: 200 sites. - Sandy Beach: Two miles of sandy beach for swimming. ? camping sites. - Elk Horn: 20 sites has boat launch.
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View from highway
Looking West at Laramie Mountains.
Looking West at Laramie Mountains.
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Point of Information
Crossing Horse Shoe Creek, WY.
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Exit #104
Access to community of Middlebear, WY.
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Exit #100
Cassa Road
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Access to Fort Laramie National Historical Site and Guernsey State Park with campground.
Access to Fort Laramie National Historical Site and Guernsey State Park with campground.
Fort Laramie Wyoming National Historical Site, WY; was established as a private fur trading fort in 1834. It was later taken over by the US Army in 1849. The Fort was a important stopping point on the Oregon Trail and Mormon Trail. The Fort grounds are open from 8:00 am until dusk every day. Access to Wyoming, Guernsey State Park. Camping Facilities There are 7 campgrounds. Campgrounds include comfort stations, picnic tables, fire grills and drinking water. There is a RV Dump station located at the south entrance to Guernsey State Park. The park has a Museum and hiking trails.
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Point of Information
Crossing all historical trails again.
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Point of Information
Crossing Cottonwood Creek, WY.
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Exit #94
El Rancho Road
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Exit #92
Access to community of Guernsey, WY, Torrington, WY. Access to Fort Laramie National Historical Site. Access to Guernsey State Park.
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View from highway
Overlap of Interstate #25 and Highway #87 leave Highway #26 at this point.
Overlap of Interstate #25 and Highway #87 leave Highway #26 at this point.
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Roadside turnout
South side of highway on the East side.
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Junction of Wyoming Highway #320
Access from highway
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Access to community of Dwyer, WY
Access from highway
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View from highway
Driving south.
Driving south.
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Access to North Platte River Recreational Area

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Roadside turnout - North side of highway. Photo of historical marker at turnout.
Roadside turnout - North side of highway. Photo of historical marker at turnout. 'The Oregon Trail - 1841 - Cold Spring Camping Ground, Rifle Pits On Brow of Hill 500 Feet North.'
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Junction of Wyoming Highway #317
Access to Guernsey State Park. Acces to North Platte River. Community of Guernsey - elevation 3354 feet.
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View from highway
Photo of North Platte River, WY.
Photo of North Platte River, WY.
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View from highway
Welcome to city of Guernsey, WY. Access to information center. Guernsey, WY is s
Welcome to city of Guernsey, WY. Access to information center. Guernsey, WY is situated along the banks of the North Platte River, WY. The town of Guernsey, WY; lies directly on the old Oregon Trail.
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Guernsey, WY business section
Access from highway.
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Access to state historic site
Oregon Trail - South of highway at South Wyoming Avenue.
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Access to airport
South of highway.
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Junction of Highway #270
North to communities of Hartville, WY; and Sunrise, WY..
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Access to rest area
South side of highway.
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Goshen County, WY
Western boundary.
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Junction of Wyoming Highway #156
South side of highway.
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Roadside turnout
Paved, no services - North side of highway.
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Access to North Platte River, WY.
South side of highway.
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View from highway
Access to state marker - North side of highway.
Access to state marker - North side of highway.
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Roadside turnout
Paved with historical marker.
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Community of Fort Laramie, WY.
Elevation 4230 ft. Western boundary. Fort Laramie, WY; is named after historic Fort Laramie, Wyoming, an important stop on the Oregon, California and Mormon trails. -- One of the big attractions in Fort Laramie, is 'The Fort Laramie Rendezvous' this is a active annual rendezvous/festival of 1804 - 1840'era, where you will see people dressed in authentic Mountain Man and Native American Indian costumes. There will be a Black Powder Shoot with competitions of muzzle loading rifles and pistol matches, tomahawk and knife throwing competitions, authentic Indian Dancers, trader row with period items for sale, and lots of other entertainment for participants and visitors. The Fort Laramie Rendezvous is held on the weekend of fathers day.
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Junction of Wyoming Highway #160
Access from highway.
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Access to Fort Laramie, WY.
'As America expanded westward, the outpost in the Wyoming wilderness played a crucial role in the the transformation of the West, first as a fur trading center, then as a military garrison. For over five decades, it was a landmark and weigh station for the cavalcade of trappers, traders, missionaries, immigrants and Pony Express riders.'
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View from highway
South Laramie Avenue. Photo looking North at business section of Ft. Laramie, WY
South Laramie Avenue. Photo looking North at business section of Ft. Laramie, WY.
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Photos of interest
Photos of interest
Fort Laramie National Historic Park, WY.
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Photos of interest
Photos of interest
Barracks at Fort Laramie.
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Photos of interest
Photos of interest
Store in Fort Laramie historic park.
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Photos of interest
Photos of interest
Buildings in Fort Laramie National Historic site.
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Fort Laramie National Historic site.
Fort Laramie National Historic site.
Original bridge across North Platte River.
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Fort Laramie National Historic site, WY.
Fort Laramie National Historic site, WY.
Bridge across Platte River.
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Junction of Wyoming Highway #157
South of highway.
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Roadside turnout
Paved, no services - South side of highway.
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View from highway
Community of Lingle, WY; elevation 4165 ft. Auto Tour Routes (Oregon, California
Community of Lingle, WY; elevation 4165 ft. Auto Tour Routes (Oregon, California, Morman's Pioneer and the Pony Express Trails) are South of this highway.
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Photo of Auto Tour Route sign
Photo of Auto Tour Route sign
South of highway.
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Junction of Highway #85.
Highway #85 overlaps Highway #26 at this point. North to community of Jay Em.
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Business section of Lingle, WY
Access from highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing Rawhide Creek.
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State Rest Area
Shelter, picnic tables, toilets - North side of highway.
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Access to Rawhide wildlife viewing area
South side of highway.
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Truck Weigh Station
North side of highway.
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Welcome to the community of Torrington - Western boundary.
Welcome to the community of Torrington - Western boundary.
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Business section of Torrington.
Business section of Torrington.
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Junction of Wyoming #159.
Access to Eastern Wyoming College - North of highway.
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Junction of Wyoming #92. Highway #85 leaves at this point - South side of highwa
Junction of Wyoming #92. Highway #85 leaves at this point - South side of highway.
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East boundary of Torrington, WY
East boundary of Torrington, WY
Torrington, WY was originally a coaling station and watering for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.
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Roadside turnout
Paved - South side of highway.
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Leaving Wyoming
Leaving Wyoming
Start/finish of highway travel guide. Wyoming Highway #26 at Wyoming/Nebraska state line.
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View from highway
Welcome to Nebraska. NOTE: For highway travel east via Nebraska Highway #26 - Se
Welcome to Nebraska. NOTE: For highway travel east via Nebraska Highway #26 - See RV Road Map Highway Travel Guide Wyoming/Nebraska State Line to City of Ogallala for driving directions -e9

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