Wyoming Hiking Clubs

Wyoming Hiking ClubsWith its vast prairies, rolling hills, majestic peaks and raging rivers, Wyoming is an outdoor lover's dream. Outstanding opportunities for hiking, skiing, mountain biking, rafting and climbing abound in this sparsely populated, beautiful state. Hiking is especially popular, especially within Wyoming's national parks, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. While you can certainly brave the trails alone, hiking with a small group can be a lot of fun and is generally considered safer. Wyoming has a number of excellent hiking clubs that you should contact if you want to find hiking companions, learn about the trails, or become a member of their organization.

Sierra Club Wyoming Chapter

The Sierra Club's Wyoming Chapter is an excellent resource for hiking and backpacking information. As part of a national conservation organization, this group promotes environmental activism and education throughout the state of Wyoming in conjunction with local government bodies. The main hiking club within Wyoming's Sierra Club is called Teton Group, which organizes hiking trips as well as skiing, mountain biking and other outings. Activities are free, though donations to drivers are appreciated. Teton Group supplies participants with all the necessary information.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Wyoming is rich in pioneer history, and this fascinating museum aims to protect and share the state's most treasured historic trails. Formed out of the partnership between the Bureau of Land Management, the National Historic Trails Center Foundation and the city of Casper, the NHTIC is a great place for learning about historical trails throughout the state and beyond. Here you can also get information on "Take It Outside" program, which organizes outdoor activities such as hiking for families, classes, and other members of the community.

Continental Divide Trail Coalition

This highly active organization aims to preserve and celebrate the Continental Divide trail, a trail that unites Canada, the United States and Mexico. Though now based in Colorado, this group involves all states that contain the Continental Divide, including Wyoming. The Continental Divide Trail Alliance organizes trips for families through the Youth on Divide Program. You can find out anything you want to know about hiking the trail, such as recommended gear, hiking maps, history, and local ecology.

Article Written By Charlie Higgins

Charlie Higgins is a writer, translator, editor and social-media consultant based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Originally from Connecticut, Higgins holds bachelor's degrees in media studies and music from Oberlin College. He currently works for the financial inclusion and microenterprise news website Microdinero.

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