Fremont Canyon, part 1 - Wondrous Wyoming

Here's another post of the pictures I took two weeks ago when we took the meander up to the dams. This one is along the road between the Alcova and Pathfinder Dams. Another stunning piece of Wyoming geography where you can never be quite sure what you will find around the next bend...

There were almost no clues about this amazing feature with 200-foot-high walls (in this shallow area) until you cross the bridge and are suddenly there. There's very little information on the internet about this canyon. In fact, there's more on the sign (below) than I was able to find online!

In these pictures, we're looking downstream (Northeast) on the North Platte River about 30 miles from Casper.

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Near the bridge gives one of the best views.

Looking down from the observation platform - not recommended for those with vertigo!

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Downstream from the viewing platform.

Nearer the bridge again.

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Opuntia polyacantha - Wyoming's Prickly Pear cactus. Amazing to know that there is a cactus that survives the cold of Wyoming winters!

Sphaeralcea coccinea - Scarlet Globemallow which appears to have medicinal uses! Another post on that coming soon!

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While looking for more information about Fremont Canyon, I found this excellent video showing the area even better.

In part two, we'll look upstream, at the bridge, and see more of the wildlife we found there.

Photos taken by myself in June 2020 with my Nikon D7200

Past issues of...

Wondrous Wyoming

Casper

Featuring Casperandsurrounding areas
Stormy Evening SkyOne Wild and Stormy JuneRainbow Casper
July ThunderheadSmoky Skies AugustStormy Summer Afternoons in Wyoming
East of Casper MountainBlack Hill and Mule DeerFairies and Gnomes
Funnel CloudA Spring Walk by the North PlattePlatte River Parkway Bridge in Casper
North Platte River Along the Parkway
Snow
Casper Mountain Falls - Frozen in JanuaryAmericana in the SnowAnother Snowy Walk
More Snowy PicturesSnowy Lamp post

Snowy Walk in Wyoming Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
January Walk Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3


Alcova

Alcova Dam , Redbeds Near Alcova Dam ,
Arnica Angustifolia - Healing Plants in Wyoming


Lander

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Popo Agie River Demo - active v passivePlants of the Popo Agie River - Arrowleaf BalsamrootLander Park
Popo Agie River SinksPopo Agie River Rises

Sinks Canyon, Part 1, Part 2


Glenrock & Rolling Hills

Along Deer Creek - Glenrock Town Park , Bridge Over Deer Creek ,


Douglas

Ayres Natural Bridge part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 ; Plants of Ayres Natural Bridge part 1, part 2


Great Divide Basin and surrounding

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Ferris MountainsIndependence Rock, March 2019Great Divide Sunset

Rawlins

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Street Art in Rawlins, March 2019Trainspotting in Rawlins, March 2019Ferris Mansion, Rawlins
Wyoming Frontier PrisonSt. Joseph's Catholic Church

Thermopolis

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Wind River Canyon May 2019

Thermopolis Mineral Hot Springs, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5


Jackson, Tetons and Yellowstone

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Glimpse of the Tetons

The Tetons, part 1, part 2,
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Kaycee and surrounding

Chris LeDoux Memorial Park


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