The badlands just above Dubois, Wyoming

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Comments (6)

walkaboutwest on April 30, 2007

I love this area. Beautiful photo. Now, why did I drive all the way to Utah a few weeks ago, with all this red rock so close to home??

Ralph Maughan on April 30, 2007

There are a lot of colorful badlands in Wyoming. This one is directly above Dubois,up a well marked side road.The colorful country goes on, merging with the high Absarokas in the distance.

walkaboutwest on April 30, 2007

I used to do a lot of caving in the Pryors, the Bighorns, and the Little Mountain area near Lovell. I love northern Wyoming. All that Red Rock, with the Beartooth, Washakie and Yellowstone right next door!

Diggory Venn on April 5, 2013

why BADlands?...

Ralph Maughan on April 25, 2013

Diggory Venn,

You ask, "Why badlands?"

Badlands is a general name for areas of eroded clay cliffs, mounds, spires, etc., that occur in arid and semi-arid climates of the American West. Most of them are not so colorful as the badlands near Dubois, Wyoming, Many are an uninteresting gray or tan. I guess that are "bad" in the sense that they can't be cultivated.

Diggory Venn on April 26, 2013

Thanks dear Ralph!But at my opinion they are splendid!

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    by Ralph Maughan