Wyoming has the lowest population of any U.S. state. In fact, with only about six people per square mile, there are more pronghorn antelope and deer than human residents. It is a place of unspoiled mountain vistas and vast forested wilderness, home of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Wyoming is also one of the few remaining parts of the United States where the West is indeed still wild. Stay at an authentic dude ranch, soak in hot springs, experience the thrill of a rodeo or fish in the crystal-clear streams.
Put these events on your calendar
- Cheyenne Frontier Days, the last full week in July every year in Cheyenne
- World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb in Jackson, usually the last weekend in March.
You might be surprised by...
- A two-storey outhouse in Encampment
- Thai food, considered some of the best in the country, at Teton Thai in Teton Village.
Top photo opportunities
- Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park
- Snake River Overlook in Grand Teton National Park
- Lower Falls in Yellowstone National Park
- Devils Tower National Monument in northeast Wyoming (which you may remember from Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody. It’s five museums in one and commonly known as the Smithsonian of the West.
Your child will always remember...
Riding his or her first horse at a dude ranch … it’s a very special moment.
Classic road trip
Jackson Hole to Yellowstone (drive the lower loop), back over Togwotee Pass to Dubois, and then retrace your steps back to Jackson.
Wyoming’s unique licence plate. Available real (at flea markets) or made as a souvenir.
Don't overlook this...
Sinks Canyon State Park is the site of an amazing ‘disappearing river’ phenomenon. It has beautiful hiking trails and is easily accessible by car.
Only have one day here?
Yellowstone National Park—but it will definitely take more than one day.
- Snowmobiling and ATV riding in and near our five national forests
- Skydiving at Teton Village and Jackson Hole
- Rodeos statewide.