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Browns Park Scenic Backway

 

 

Departing from Diamond Mountain Plateau on the Jones Hole Scenic Backway, this graded dirt route travels north across Diamond Mountain, down Crouse Canyon, and into Browns Park. Flanked by daunting vertical cliffs with pinyon and juniper-covered side hills, the road through Crouse Canyon is breathtaking. It is not hard to travel back in time and imagine the desperate outlaws who used this frontier trail in and out of the sanctity of Browns Park.

The backway continues into Colorado, crossing the Green River via a one-vehicle-at-a-time suspension bridge. A short side trip takes you to the John Jarvie Historic Site, a well-preserved remnant of the frontier west. Before ending at US 191 five miles north of Dutch John, the backway passes through the narrow and winding Jessie Ewing Canyon. The southern part of this route is closed in winter months and should not be traveled during the heavy rain.

 

Swallow Canyon of the Green River - Brown's Park

Time to Allow  2 hours

Route Length  50 miles

Season  Spring through Fall (Do not attempt the southern part in heavy rain or winter)

Points of Interest  John Jarvie Historical Site, Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

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