Wyoming

United States of America
Jackson Hole featuring landscape views, mountains and a lake or waterhole

The rodeos and ranches of the wild west meet the peaks and wildlife of the Rocky Mountains in the dramatic, sparsely populated and beautiful state of Wyoming.

Wyoming is the least populated state in the U.S., which means that it offers vast swaths of stunning scenery with minimal human impact. Explore breathtaking mountain ranges or drive along expansive prairies, past traditional cowboy ranches.

Visit the Medicine Wheel on Medicine Mountain, a stone monument that hints at the lives of Native American communities in Wyoming, who lived here for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. Settlers moved to the prairies in the early 1800s as people formed frontier towns in order to establish farms and prospect for gold. The official nickname of Wyoming is the “Equality State,” as in the 19th and 20th centuries it pioneered rights for women in the U.S.

Others affectionately refer to Wyoming as the “Cowboy State.” Visit the towns of Laramie, Cody and Cheyenne to enjoy a classical wild west atmosphere. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody features five museums dedicated to life on the frontier. Attend rodeos, wander around historic centers and head to the outskirts to find active ranches.

Watch geysers erupt in Yellowstone, the first national park in the world. Here you can experience the clockwork eruptions of Old Faithful and stand beneath the cascades of the Lower Falls.

Grand Teton National Park is a dream destination for hikers, with the ultimate challenge being the summit of Grand Teton, at 13,770 feet (4,197 meters). Trek around lakes, wander through flower-covered valleys or kayak down the rivers of the park.

Drive out to Devils Tower National Monument. This strange, free-standing rock formation was made famous by the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Return to Wyoming in winter for skiing in the mountains. The stylish resort of Jackson Hole is a welcoming base for hitting the slopes of northwest Wyoming.

Casper/Natrona County International Airport and Jackson Hole Airport both offer numerous flights to the rest of the U.S. Wyoming’s unpredictable and occasionally inhospitable weather means that visitors should pack warm clothes for winter visits. Come here in summer for warm days and classically American festivals.

Popular cities in Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park featuring a river or creek and forest scenes
Yellowstone National Park
Known for Hiking, Lakes and Rivers
Go from one amazing attraction to another, with each one having its own unique features that never fail to fascinate.

Reasons to visit

  • Old Faithful
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park South Entrance
Schwabacher\'s Landing showing a river or creek, mountains and tranquil scenes
Moose
Known for Lakes, Mountains and Nature
To experience America’s iconic West, visit the grasslands, timber fences, wildlife and stunning mountain range backdrop near the mighty Rockies.

Reasons to visit

  • Jenny Lake
  • Snake River Overlook
  • Jenny Lake Visitor Center
Oxbow Bend which includes a river or creek and mountains
Moran
Known for Nature, Mountains and Scenery
This small town is a gateway to outdoor adventures within a national park famous for its forests, lakes, mountains and wildlife.

Reasons to visit

  • Jackson Lake
  • Colter Bay Marina
  • Oxbow Bend
Schwabacher\'s Landing showing a river or creek, mountains and tranquil scenes
Jackson
Known for Nature, Cross-country skiing and Excursions
This valley in northwest Wyoming is known for its world-class skiing and fly-fishing, an abundance of wildlife and spectacular mountain scenery.
Laramie showing tranquil scenes and a monument
Laramie
Known for Dining, Universities and Coffee
In this classic western town, the main street is lined with flat, brick-faced façades. Wander around town to get the feel of being an early high plains Westerner.
Cheyenne which includes an administrative buidling, a garden and heritage architecture
Cheyenne
Known for Dining, Historical and Shopping
Wyoming’s legendary frontier town has cowboys, endless blue skies and warm country hospitality.