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While the days of the Wild West seem like history to many of us, Wyoming is still a land of cowboys and ranches. Even in high-end Jackson Hole, western attire mixes with ski gear. True to that frontier spirit, it's a land perfect for exploration. The world's oldest national park, Yellowstone, brings scores of visitors to the state every year for the geothermal features and abundant wildlife. But don't miss out on the Grand Tetons, atmospheric towns like Cody and Jackson, and vast stretches of wide-open plains.

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Yellowstone National Park

A trip to Yellowstone has been a rich part of the American experience for five generations now. Geysers, mud pots, fumaroles, and hot springs...

Grand Teton National Park

The Teton Range rises above the Jackson Hole valley floor, with unimpeded views of its magnificent, jagged, snowcapped peaks. This massif is...

Jackson

Most visitors to northwest Wyoming come to Jackson, which remains a small but booming Western town that’s "howdy" in the daytime and hopping...

Cody

Cody, founded in 1896 and named for Pony Express rider, army scout, Freemason, and entertainer William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, is the eastern...

Laramie

The historic downtown of Laramie, nestled in a valley between the Medicine Bow Mountains and the Laramie Range, has several quaint buildings...

Cheyenne

Cheyenne is Wyoming’s largest city, but at just over 50,000 people it is not a place where you’ll have to fight traffic or wait in lines—except...

Teton Village and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Teton Village resounds with the clomping of ski boots in winter and the sounds of violins, horns, and other instruments at the Grand Teton Music...

Casper

Several excellent museums in Casper illuminate central Wyoming’s pioneer and natural history. The state’s second-largest city, it’s also one...

Lander

At the southwestern edge of the Wind River Indian Reservation and in the heart of country held dear by Chief Washakie (circa 1804–1900), one...

Sheridan

Proximity to the Big Horn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest makes Sheridan (population 15,804) a good base for hiking, mountain biking,...

Encampment

This is the gateway community to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, accessed at Battle Pass, 15 mi west on Highway 70. When completed...

Buffalo

Buffalo is a trove of history and a hospitable little town in the foothills below Big Horn Pass. Here cattle barons who wanted free grazing...

Centennial

Snuggled up against the mountains of the Snowy Range, Centennial lies at the head of the glacial Centennial Valley. As the community closest...

Dubois

The mountains around Dubois attracted explorers as early as 1811, when members of the Wilson Price Hunt party crossed through the region en...

Pinedale

A southern gateway to Jackson Hole, Pinedale has much to offer on its own, for the spirit of the mountain man lives on here. Fur trappers found...

Gillette

With a population that’s boomed from 17,000 in 1981 to 32,000 in 2009, Gillette, the metropolis of the Powder River Basin, has many relatively...

Rawlins

The northern gateway to the Medicine Bow–Routt National Forest, Rawlins stands at the junction of U.S. 287 and I–80. Started as one of the Union...

Saratoga

Tucked away in a valley formed by the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre mountains, Saratoga is a rarely visited treasure. Fine shopping and dining...

Sundance

A combination of traditional reverence and an infamous outlaw’s date with destiny put Sundance on Wyoming’s map, and continues to draw visitors...

Douglas

Douglas is best known for two things: the Wyoming State Fair, which has been held here annually since 1905, and the jackalope. A local taxidermist...

Rock Springs

Thousands of acres of public land attract people to this area to see wild horses, hike, and explore 19th-century emigrant trails. Coal mining...

Green River

A town of more than 13,000, Green River attracts those who want to explore the waterways of the Green River drainage in the nearby Flaming Gorge...

Lovell

This small community makes a convenient, if bare-bones, base for exploring the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, which overlaps the Wyoming...

Lusk

Proudly rural, the 1,500 townspeople of Lusk often poke gentle fun at themselves, emblazoning T-shirts with phrases such as "End of the world...

Kemmerer

This small city serves as a gateway to Fossil Butte National Monument. Probably the most important person in Kemmerer’s history was James Cash...

Big Horn

Now a gateway to Bighorn National Forest, this tree-lined town with mountain views was originally a rest stop for emigrants heading west. An...

Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower is a rocky, grooved butte that juts upward 1,280 feet above the plain of the Belle Fourche River. Native American legend has it...

Wilson

If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Jackson, Wilson makes a good alternative base for exploring Grand Teton National Park or skiing...

Atlantic City

A near ghost town amid the real ghost towns of Miner’s Delight and South Pass City, this bygone gold rush–era settlement still has a few residents...

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

The Flaming Gorge Reservoir of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is formed by Green River water held back by Flaming Gorge Dam. Here...

Baggs

Settled by cattle and sheep ranchers, the Little Snake River valley—and its largest community, Baggs—is still ranch country. Two emigrant trails...

Fort Bridger State Historic Site

Started in 1843 as a trading post by mountain man Jim Bridger and his partner Louis Vasquez, Fort Bridger was under the control of Mormons by...

Medicine Bow

When novelist Owen Wister (1860–1938) first visited Medicine Bow—the town he would immortalize in his 1902 classic Western tale The Virginian...

Alta

Alta is the site of the Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort, famed for its deep powder and family atmosphere. The slopes never feel crowded...

Jackson

Most visitors to northwest Wyoming come to Jackson, which remains a small but booming Western town that’s "howdy" in the daytime and hopping...

Cody

Cody, founded in 1896 and named for Pony Express rider, army scout, Freemason, and entertainer William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, is the eastern...

Laramie

The historic downtown of Laramie, nestled in a valley between the Medicine Bow Mountains and the Laramie Range, has several quaint buildings...

Cheyenne

Cheyenne is Wyoming’s largest city, but at just over 50,000 people it is not a place where you’ll have to fight traffic or wait in lines—except...

Teton Village and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Teton Village resounds with the clomping of ski boots in winter and the sounds of violins, horns, and other instruments at the Grand Teton Music...

Casper

Several excellent museums in Casper illuminate central Wyoming’s pioneer and natural history. The state’s second-largest city, it’s also one...

Lander

At the southwestern edge of the Wind River Indian Reservation and in the heart of country held dear by Chief Washakie (circa 1804–1900), one...

Sheridan

Proximity to the Big Horn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest makes Sheridan (population 15,804) a good base for hiking, mountain biking,...

Encampment

This is the gateway community to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, accessed at Battle Pass, 15 mi west on Highway 70. When completed...

Buffalo

Buffalo is a trove of history and a hospitable little town in the foothills below Big Horn Pass. Here cattle barons who wanted free grazing...

Dubois

The mountains around Dubois attracted explorers as early as 1811, when members of the Wilson Price Hunt party crossed through the region en...

Centennial

Snuggled up against the mountains of the Snowy Range, Centennial lies at the head of the glacial Centennial Valley. As the community closest...

Gillette

With a population that’s boomed from 17,000 in 1981 to 32,000 in 2009, Gillette, the metropolis of the Powder River Basin, has many relatively...

Pinedale

A southern gateway to Jackson Hole, Pinedale has much to offer on its own, for the spirit of the mountain man lives on here. Fur trappers found...

Rawlins

The northern gateway to the Medicine Bow–Routt National Forest, Rawlins stands at the junction of U.S. 287 and I–80. Started as one of the Union...

Saratoga

Tucked away in a valley formed by the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre mountains, Saratoga is a rarely visited treasure. Fine shopping and dining...

Sundance

A combination of traditional reverence and an infamous outlaw’s date with destiny put Sundance on Wyoming’s map, and continues to draw visitors...

Douglas

Douglas is best known for two things: the Wyoming State Fair, which has been held here annually since 1905, and the jackalope. A local taxidermist...

Rock Springs

Thousands of acres of public land attract people to this area to see wild horses, hike, and explore 19th-century emigrant trails. Coal mining...

Green River

A town of more than 13,000, Green River attracts those who want to explore the waterways of the Green River drainage in the nearby Flaming Gorge...

Lovell

This small community makes a convenient, if bare-bones, base for exploring the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, which overlaps the Wyoming...

Lusk

Proudly rural, the 1,500 townspeople of Lusk often poke gentle fun at themselves, emblazoning T-shirts with phrases such as "End of the world...

Kemmerer

This small city serves as a gateway to Fossil Butte National Monument. Probably the most important person in Kemmerer’s history was James Cash...

Big Horn

Now a gateway to Bighorn National Forest, this tree-lined town with mountain views was originally a rest stop for emigrants heading west. An...

Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower is a rocky, grooved butte that juts upward 1,280 feet above the plain of the Belle Fourche River. Native American legend has it...

Wilson

If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Jackson, Wilson makes a good alternative base for exploring Grand Teton National Park or skiing...

Atlantic City

A near ghost town amid the real ghost towns of Miner’s Delight and South Pass City, this bygone gold rush–era settlement still has a few residents...

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

The Flaming Gorge Reservoir of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is formed by Green River water held back by Flaming Gorge Dam. Here...

Baggs

Settled by cattle and sheep ranchers, the Little Snake River valley—and its largest community, Baggs—is still ranch country. Two emigrant trails...

Fort Bridger State Historic Site

Started in 1843 as a trading post by mountain man Jim Bridger and his partner Louis Vasquez, Fort Bridger was under the control of Mormons by...

Medicine Bow

When novelist Owen Wister (1860–1938) first visited Medicine Bow—the town he would immortalize in his 1902 classic Western tale The Virginian...

Alta

Alta is the site of the Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort, famed for its deep powder and family atmosphere. The slopes never feel crowded...

Cody, Sheridan, and Northern Wyoming

Pine-carpeted hillsides and snowy mountain summits give way to windswept prairies and clean-flowing rivers where the Great Plains meet the mighty...

Jackson Hole and Northwest Wyoming

Northwest Wyoming is mountain country, where high peaks—some of which remain snowcapped year-round—tower above deep, glacier-carved valleys...

Cheyenne, Laramie, and Southern Wyoming

A journey across southern Wyoming takes you through a wonderfully diverse landscape, from the wheat fields of the southeast to the mountains...

Outside Grand Teton National Park

The major gateway to Grand Teton National Park is Jackson —but don't confuse this with Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole is the mountain-ringed valley...

Outside Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a destination, not something to see as you pass through the area, and it covers a lot of ground. It's easily possible...

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