Wyoming's Red Desert: Story, Video, and Photo Special

Head to one of the last truly wild places in the Lower 48: Wyoming's Red Desert. Read the story, follow our author on the trail in our video report, see more photos of the journey in a gallery of outtakes, and download the GPS Track.

Photo: Mike Sakas

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The Red Zone: Wyoming’s Red Desert

As conservationists and energy devolopers fight over Wyomings Red Desert, one thing is certain. There’s no time like the present to hike through it’s unreal geography.


Trekking the Red Desert

In this exclusive online video, join Michael Behar as he snakes through labyrinthine canyons and hikes past hoodoos and mesas. Meet his guide, wildlife biologist Erik Molvar, learn about the geology of America’s highest desert, discover sacred artifacts, and more.



Seeing Red: Wyoming’s Red Desert

Feast your eyes on bonus images from photographer Mike Sakas. Scorpions, skeletons, pristine sunsets, and more, are around every turn.



Tracklog: Red Desert

Follow Michael Behar’s route by downloading his GPS track.