Eastern Mojave Vegetation Oregon Buttes Road, Fremont and Sweetwater Counties, Wyoming.  

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  Dirt road to Oregon Buttes. Also provides access to Summit of Original South Pass.

Other articles:
• WY 28:   at Oregon Buttes Rd;  

Junction: Wyoming Highway 28


Cross the roadbed of the former Atlantic City Mine Railroad.

The Atlantic City Mine Railroad was a private carrier mine railroad that operated in Wyoming from 1962 until 1983. Owned and operated by U.S. Steel, the railroad extended 76.7 miles from a connection with the Union Pacific Railroad in southwestern Wyoming to an iron ore mine north of Atlantic City, Wyoming. One notable aspect of the railroad was its crossing of the Continental Divide at South Pass, Wyoming. Another was the railroad's use of EMD F7 locomotives, quite often in the iconic A-B-B-B-B-A configurations, painted in U.S. Steel's own yellow and black livery.


Transbasin diversion ditch transferring water to Pacific No. 1 Reservoir from the Sweetwater River to the Pacific Creek, in essence to the Colorado River Basin from the North Platte River Basin.

Other articles:
• Emigrant Trail:   at Oregon Buttes Rd;  

Junction: Emigrant Trail

Turn west here for the Summit of the Original South Pass.



Locations: Oregon Buttes.  

Oregon Buttes


Junction: County Road 21

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Date and time this article was prepared: 7/13/2024 8:15:01 AM