The Wyoming Outdoor Council is providing several opportunities to visit the Red Desert in south central Wyoming throughout the summer. The Red Desert is a large stretch of desert between Rawlins and Rock Springs and The Wyoming border and South Pass.

A variety of different tours to accommodate different abilities will be offered. Julia Stuble, public lands advocate with the Wyoming Outdoor Council, says they will offer both moderate and difficult hikes as well as a photography workshop, camping trips and even a driving tour. For a complete list of tours provided, click here

There’s some really astonishing and special places out there.

The field trips are free to the public and offer a look at the Red Desert that many never get to experience. The trips will include expert discussion and information on the natural and cultural history of the area. Those who attend the tours will be required to arrange their own transportation and bring their own food and water.

Stuble says the Red Desert is a landscape that many do not know about, and often people drive through the area but do not realize the desert has so many beautiful sites.

“There’s some really astonishing and special places out there that are little getaways of wildness and ruggedness that are astonishingly beautiful and spectacular to hike in and experience,” Stuble says.

She says the purpose of the tours is to help people get off the beaten path and see some of the wild and beautiful places Wyoming has to offer. She points out that many people do not know how to access the area, so the tours will help educate people on that as well.

The tours have limited space, so preregistration is required. Those who want to sign up for the tours or get more information can contact Julia Stuble by phone at 307-332-7031 extension 11, via email at julia@wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org or by looking at the Wyoming Outdoor Council’s Facebook page.