Attractions in the State of Wyoming

Attractions in the State of Wyoming
Wyoming is mountain country and land of adventures. Get ready to be wowed by the awe-inspiring sights in the state's two national parks. The northwest region is known as Yellowstone Country and a top-pick vacation destination for all ages. Here you will see and explore some of the most-photographed vistas in the world. Wyoming is famous for its wide-open spaces, abundant wildlife and seasonal adventures. By experiencing Wyoming, you'll be humbled.
 

Tour Yellowstone National Park

Visitors can tour Yellowstone in their own vehicle. Van or bus tours are available, too. Spend a day in the canyon area of Yellowstone. This area is a great hiking spot with stunning scenery. You'll be surrounded by craggy peaks, placid lakes and tumbling waterfalls. For hot springs, head to Mammoth, the park's headquarters. You'll see plenty of elk lingering in groups, but beware and don't get too close. For a golden-sunset walk, Yellowstone Lake has a pristine shore. Grab a seat at the banks and soak in the dipping sun. A trip to Yellowstone is not complete until you have visited America's famous geyser, Old Faithful. It erupts every 60 to 100 minutes and upward of 184 feet. As of 2010, the entrance fees for seven consecutive days for both Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks is $25 per vehicle. For bikers and hikers, the fee is $12.

Yellowstone National Park
(307) 344-7381
nps.gov/yell

 
 

Ride a Horse

A Western horseback ride fulfills the dream of riding out on the Ponderosa.There are still real cowboys in Wyoming, so this is the place to don a cowboy hat and ride off into the sunset. The Grand Teton Lodge Co. offers horseback rides in Grand Teton National Park. Breakfast, dinner and wagon rides are available. The National Park Lodges offers one- or two-hour guided trail rides in Yellowstone.

For an overnight trip, the Togwotee Mountain Lodge provides rides in the scenic and lower back country. Towering cliffs, streams and wildflowers are just a few of the sights.

Grand Teton Lodge Company
P.O. Box 250
Moran, WY 83013
307-543-2811
gtlc.com

Yellowstone National Park Lodges
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
(307) 344-7901
travelyellowstone.com

Togwotee Mountain Lodge
PO Box 91
Moran (Jackson Hole), WY 83013
866-278-4245
togwoteelodge.com

Take a Float Trip in Grand Teton National Park

A float trip is one of the best ways to view wildlife. You'll marvel at nature while relaxing on a calm river journey. Bring your binoculars and observe bald and golden eagles, herons, trumpeter swans and kingfisher, among others. As you glide along the Snake River for 14 miles, the guides will tell wild tales of American Indians, mountain men and pioneers. You'll learn about geology, history and wildlife of Jackson Hole. Get ready to spy on moose and elk. The float is approximately three to three and a half hours. As of 2010, the ticket price for adults is $58. Children 12 and under are $45 each. Private float trips are available.

Snake River Float Trips
Post Office Box 7
Moose, WY 83012
(888) 998-7688
jacksonholefloattrips.com

 

Article Written By Susan Fogwell

Susan Fogwell is a flight attendant for a major airline and a freelance travel and lifestyle writer. Her far-flung travels have taken her to six continents. As a seasoned traveler, Fogwell has written hundreds of travel articles for a variety of print and online publications, including the "LA Times," "Orlando Sentinel" and "Caribbean Compass."

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