The Ultimate Wyoming Travel Guide

The Ultimate Wyoming Travel Guide

Wyoming Travel Guide

Wyoming: Home to some extraordinary National Parks and Monuments, Wyoming is a must-visit! The sights of Yellowstone and Grand Teton will leave you mesmerized! Wyoming should be there in everyone’s bucket list. Here is my Wyoming travel guide, outlining the major attractions in Wyoming! 

To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Wyoming travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Wyoming, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Wyoming attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Wyoming Attractions.

History: Wyoming was officially admitted to the union as a state on July 10, 1890. It’s the 10th largest state by area. In 1803, US purchased the Louisiana Territory from France, which included a large part of the Wyoming land. Wyoming is home to majestic mountains, wide-open grasslands, pristine lakes, wildlife, Devil’s Tower, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone National Park. Wyoming was the first state to grant women the right to vote in 1869, and that’s how it got its nickname – The Equality State. Wyoming is also the leading producer of coal in the US.

Geography: Wyoming is bordered by Montana on the north and Utah and Colorado on the south. On the east, it’s bordered by South Dakota and Nebraska. On the west, Wyoming is bordered by Idaho and Utah. Snake River and the Green River largely define Wyoming’s border. Wyoming can be divided into three geographical land areas; the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the Intermontane Basins.

Getting There

Flight: Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is the most popular and busiest airport in Wyoming with few other regional airports – Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD), Casper/Natrona County International Airport(CPR), Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (RKS) and Laramie Regional Airport(LAR).

Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states, you could drive to Wyoming, easily accessible by interstates and major U.S. highways.

Train: Currently, there is no Amtrak train service to Wyoming, but there are train routes nearby: Montana, North Dakota, and Idaho. However, there are Amtrak bus stations in Casper and Laramie in Wyoming.

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Climate: Wyoming summers tend to be warm, with an average high temperature from 75°F to 90°F. Winters are cold and extreme in a few periods and the mountains, with average temperatures ranging from 0°F to 18°F. The best time to visit Wyoming is June through October. Check current weather conditions in Wyoming.

Time zone: Mountain Daylight Time UTC-6

Getting around: Renting a car is the best option as there are limited public bus services – Jackson’s Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START) and limited Greyhound bus services in some areas.

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Best Places To Visit in Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park

The world’s first and one of the oldest national park, Yellowstone, is awe-inspiring and astounding. It contains the most extensive concentration of thermal features anywhere in the world.

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Grand Teton National Park

Located in northwestern Wyoming, just 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park. The park is home to lush valley floors, mountain meadows, mountainous lakes, and the Teton Range.

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Devils Tower Monument

Located in northeast Wyoming is a stump-shaped granite rock formation that rises around 1,200 feet above the ground. The column is about 1,000 feet in diameter at the base & 275 feet at the summit.

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