Wyoming Highway 172

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Wyoming Highway 172

Black Mountain Road
WYO 172 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by WYDOT
Length11.26 mi[1] (18.12 km)
Major junctions
West end US 20 / WYO 789 in Lucerne
East end CR 6
CountryUnited States
CountiesHot Springs
Highway system
  • Wyoming State Highway System
WYO 171 WYO 173

Wyoming Highway 172 (WYO 172) is a 11.26-mile-long (18.12 km) Wyoming state road located in Hot Springs County northeast of Thermopolis and serves the various oil fields in the eastern part of the county.

Route description

Wyoming Highway 172 begins its west end at US 20/WYO 789 in the community of Lucerne, roughly 6 miles north of Thermopolis. Highway 172, named Black Mountain Road, travels east and crosses the Bighorn River at just under 8 tenths of a mile.[2] Past the Bighorn, WYO 173 crosses Kirby Creek and will run along the north side, paralleling, for the remainder of its routing. At 11.26 miles, Highway 172 reaches its eastern terminus at Hot Springs County Route 6 (Black Mountain Road) near the Zimmerman Oil and Butte Gas Fields. CR 6 continues further eastward, just south of the Washakie County line, to the Kirby Creek, Murphy Dome, and other outlying oil Fields in eastern Hot Springs County.[3]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Hot Springs County.

Lucerne0.000.00 US 20 / WYO 789Western terminus of WYO 172
11.2618.12 CR 6 (Black Mountain Road)Eastern terminus of WYO 172
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Wyoming Department of Transportation Reference Marker Book (PDF) (Map). WYDOT. November 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 17, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2012.
  2. ^ Google (26 February 2012). "Overview Map of Wyoming Highway 172" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  3. ^ Hot Springs County General Highway Map - East Half

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