Wyoming is home to an abundance of wildlife, particularly in the national parks, national forest and national wilderness areas. Moose, mule deer and elk are all plant eating animals and can be found anywhere that a substantial food source is available. Viewing these animals is as easy as hitting the road! Look out for grazing bison too as well as black and grizzly bears.
Walking or Wheeling
With two national parks, seven national forests, numerous state parks and more than 18 million acres of public land, hikers have plenty to do and see throughout the Cowboy State. Trails range in length from a few miles to a few days and all are worth packing your walking boots for. If you would prefer to explore by car, then you won’t be disappointed with the spectacular drives on offer. Beartooth and Mirror Lake Scenic Byways are amongst our favourites.
Wyoming is the Cowboy State for a reason. There are lots of ways of experience the Old West here whether you want to stay on a working ranch, take in a rodeo show or visit one of Wyoming’s historic mining towns. Don’t miss the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody for a slice of history or Cheyenne’s annual Frontier Days Festival, featuring a wild horse race, a chuck wagon cook off, square dancing and the USA’s largest outdoor rodeo.
Wyoming truly is a year round destination and come the winter, resort towns like Jackson warm up for the season with some truly breathtaking piste just waiting to be skied. For something different, try cross-country skiing in Yellowstone or snowmobiling on the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail System. For a truly magical winter experience, why not enjoy a tour by horse-drawn sleigh, available at locations across the state?
A Rich Casket of Wonders
Yellowstone may be known for its geothermal features but there are other treasures to be found underneath Wyoming’s wide landscapes. At Fossil Butte National Monument, you can see a portion of the largest deposit of freshwater fish fossils in the world. Rock hounds will love searching for the plentiful agate, quartzite and jasper deposits. History buffs can pan for gold and drive along Wyoming’s fascinating Historic Mining Trails in search of gold and uranium.