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Border Junction, Wyoming
Country United States of America
State Wyoming
County Lincoln
Elevation
6,115 ft (1,864 m)
Border Junction
Border, Wyoming
Location
Lincoln County, Wyoming
Roads at
junction:
US 30 (Lincoln Highway)
WYO 89
Lincoln County Road 134
Construction
Type: intersection
Map
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Border Junction or Border is a populated place and road intersection in the far western part of Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. US Route 30 is the major road, which leads northwest to Montpelier, Idaho, in Bear Lake County, and southeast to Cokeville. Wyoming Highway 89 runs north toward US Route 89, and southeast concurrently with US 30. Lincoln County Road 134 runs briefly south toward some homes and ranches. The Union Pacific Railroad passes Border Junction in the direction of Rock Springs to the east and Pocatello, Idaho, to the west.

Geography

Border Junction lies at 6,115 feet (1,864 m) elevation about 0.25 miles (0.40 km) east of the Wyoming-Idaho state line. It is in the Thomas Fork valley of the Bear River, just west of the Sublette Mountains (and Sublette Mountain, the highest summit of the Southern Wyoming Overthrust Belt).

In September and October, around 5000 sandhill cranes migrate through the Border Junction area.

History

The Overland Stage Route came north to Border Junction from Fort Bridger, along a path now through Cokeville, Sage, and Lyman. Emigrants forded the Thomas Fork west of Border Junction by toll bridge, and wagon ruts are still visible on the ridges.

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