Wyoming’s Red Desert: A Photographic Journey

Wyoming's Red Desert: A Photographic Journey

Wyoming's Red Desert: A Photographic Journey by Erik Molvar and Laguna Wilderness Press

One of America’s most untapped wilderness experiences gets a little more accessible with the new book Wyoming’s Red Desert: A Photography Journey, edited by Erik Molvar. If you’ve never heard of the Red Desert, you should check out this book.

This 6 million acre region of southwestern Wyoming is the largest unfenced area left in the Lower 48, and one of the harshest, most remote, impressively extreme environments left to explore in the United States. For scale, think Denali National Park big, though the landscape and wildlife is much different. You can hike through the largest active sand dune system in the United States. Find dinosaur bones and explore hoodoo canyons that served as hideouts for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Be careful. The only map you’re likely to take is the one you make (or the one that starts off this book). Geologic landmarks rather than signs are what will mostly light your way. I’ve got a few photos in there, but the book includes imagery from a host of talented photographers, and those few intrepid souls who’ve ventured into the “Big Empty” thus far.

Get a sneak peek of the book here –> LWP_RedDesert_R1

You can buy the book here.


2 responses to “Wyoming’s Red Desert: A Photographic Journey

  • Reid Wolcott

    This is a great blog. Thank you for the information. I am a landscape photographer in my spare time and I just moved to Wyoming in December. I’ve just started exploring the area and the Red Desert is one of the areas I am most looking forward to.

    I do have a question about this book… how long is it? I’m guessing that the sample in the link above is only a small fraction.

    Thank you,
    Reid Wolcott
    Riverton, WY

  • Paula

    I just stumbled upon your blog when I googled Red Desert. I can’t wait to check out the book. I have lived in WY for the past 5 years and am always fascinated by what surrounds me. Of course, this is what drew me to the state in the first place. I am looking forward to future posts.


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