Wyoming is no stranger to outdoor beauty. There are many natural wonders to explore from canyons to geysers to unique looking rock formations. Inside this post, we have listed some of our favorites.
Yellowstone National Park is one of the top most frequently visited National Parks in the United States thanks to its rainbow-colored hot springs, volcanic geysers, and awe-inspiring views.
Top two things to see are; The “Grand Canyon” of Yellowstone, which is a jaw-dropping 20-mile long natural wonder filled with absolute raw beauty created from thousands of years worth of erosion, and the Upper Geyser Basin which has more geysers than any other geyser field in the world. If you stick around for a couple hours, you can watch it erupt.
Teton National Forest covers more than 3 million acres.
Let that sink in for a minute. And when you finally catch your breath, go for a visit and have it stolen all over again.
It’s a must-see not only for those in the Wyoming area, but for anyone in the United States.
Inside you will find Ganette Peak, the tallest mountain in Wyoming, and the Gros Ventre landslide, one of the largest readily visible landslides on earth. There are lots of trails for hiking and walking, and campgrounds for staying overnight.
Visit America’s first National Monument, the Devil’s Tower. President Theodore Roosevelt named it a National Monument two years before the Grand Canyon.
This strange looking rock formation gets a lot of attention- over 400 thousand visitors a year to be exact.
Native American folklore says the tower got its lines from bear claws.
Two small girls were playing outside one day when they spotted a couple of bears. The bears noticed them too and began chasing them. In an attempt to get away, the girls climbed on top of the Devils Tower and began praying for their Great Spirit to save them. When they prayed, the Spirit lifted the tower up toward the sky with the girls still on it.
As the tower raised, the cliff became too steep for the bears to hang on. As they clawed at the tower, they left visible lines on the sides of it. Eventually, the tower lifted the girls so far up, they turned into stars, and can still be seen today inside of the constellation Pleiades.
Speaking of constellations, this is an excellent spot for stargazing.
Sink Canyon State Park is the hidden gem of the list. It doesn’t get nearly as many visitors as the rest but its just as beautiful. It features a geologic phenomenon in which the Popo Agie River disappears in a big cavern but reappears in a pool almost a mile down the canyon. Many people love camping, picnicking, fishing, and rock climbing here.