Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming.
The Red Butte WSA encompasses 11,350 acres of BLM-administered land. The WSA contains bare, rugged badlands created by peaks and ridges broken by irregular, sharply cut drainages. The WSA has old seismograph trails and vehicle trails running throughout the area, five miles of fence line extending through the eastern half and 12 reservoirs scattered throughout the WSA. Of particular interest are the vivid colors and interesting features. The varied terrain of the Red Butte WSA provides a resource base for a variety of primitive recreation opportunities such as geologic sightseeing, photography, backpacking, hiking and horseback riding. Visitors hiking or exploring the area on horseback can enjoy the vivid colors and interesting erosional features.
From the north, take Wyoming State Highway 30 (which leads west out of Basin or north/south through Burlington) to County Lane 42?, and go south on Dorsey Creek Road for approximately 13 miles. Head east on a two-track road for approximately 1.5 miles. Also from the north, access is from either from the east using US Highway 16-20 and turning southwest via Five Mile Road (BLM Road 1101), and head south-southwest for approximately 12 miles. From Worland, take Fifteen Mile Road west for approximately 20 miles to Dorsey Creek Road. Go north for approximately 4 miles, then head east on a two-track for approximately 1.5 miles. Or, head west out of Worland on 15-Mile Road for approximately 19 miles, and turn northeast onto Ten Mile Road for approximately 1 mile. 4-wheel drive is strongly recommended for these two-track routes.