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Fastest Route East Entrance to Casper

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Fastest Route East Entrance to Casper

After a week's stay, we'll need to high tail it out of this amazing park. What is the quickest driving route from East entrance to Casper? Unfortunately time will be of the essence. Thanks!

Edited: 26 June 2012, 07:02
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1. Re: Fastest Route East Entrance to Casper

East to Cody, southeast to Meeteetse, and Thermopolis, then south to Shoshoni and east to Casper. This is not a fast drive,especially through Wind River Canyon. Plan on 5-6hrs.

Edited: 26 June 2012, 07:27
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2. Re: Fastest Route East Entrance to Casper

GoogleMaps suggest East Entrance to Casper is about 4 hours but from experience I find that hard to believe without figureing to make up slow parts (Cody, Thermopolis and Wind River Canyon) on the wide open stretch from Shoshoni to Casper. Any bit of bad weather (even a little rain) will slow progress even more. Wind River Canyon you gain 400 feet in elevation over about 12 twisty miles with few or no options to pass so if behind a truck or RV it could be frustrating (or dangerous) if in a hurry. Be patient and figure on the 100 miles or so from Shoshoni to Casper you can cruise at 80 mph (if you choose to do so and weather allows) to make up some time.

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3. Re: Fastest Route East Entrance to Casper

Thank you both! Please know, that while we'll be in a hurry, I have no intention of driving unsafely :-) I'll be patient and enjoy the ride, just wanted to know the quickest route. Thanks again!

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4. Re: Fastest Route East Entrance to Casper

If you do take the route through Shoshoni....DRIVE SLOW. The speed trap in that town seems to be the only source of income.

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