Bucket List Adventure: Summer Road Trip through Wyoming

Fun tidbits about Wyoming:

  1. Wyoming boasts two national parks – Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.
  2. The world’s largest (and one of only 3) intermittent spring is located near Afton Wyoming. The Periodic Intermittent Spring runs for about 18 minutes, then stops for 15-20 minutes, then starts all over again. Thanks Travel Wyoming.
  3. Wyoming is the least populated state in the US, making it the ideal location for social distancing.

Travel Notes:

Wyoming is full of natural wonders, but that doesn’t limit visitors to just camping or RVing. There are hotels in every price range, including luxury 5-star accommodations in the Jackson Hole area. We can craft a road trip for any budget. Contact us to create a custom package complete with wildlife safaris, whitewater rafting, private park tours, and more amazing bespoke itineraries. If you do want to take your RV, we can still reserve unique activities to make your trip extra special.

Don’t miss:

  1. Yellowstone National Park – This is the home of Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, and the Yellowstone River. When you go, make sure you have time to see the Morning Glory Pool and the Grand Prismatic Spring. These two hot springs put on a colorful show in the forest.
  2. Grand Teton National Park – Mountains, rivers, serene lakes, postcard-picturesque fields of wildflowers. Whitewater rafting, hiking horseback riding, fishing lake cruises.
  3. Cheyenne Frontier Days, July 17-26, 2020, featuring 9 days of prorodeo, concerts by Cody Johnson, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, and Eric Church and carnival rides and games. Tickets available here.   
  4. Hot Springs State Park – the world’s largest mineral hot spring. Hike the trails surrounded by breathtaking rock formations, then soak your cares away in the springs. The indoor State Bath House or the outdoor pools are available for rest and relaxation. Camping in the state parks is currently closed to out-of-state residents, so contact us for hotel reservations,
  5. Ride the alpine roller coaster at Snow King Mountain in Jackson. The coaster pulls you 456 feel up this mountain in the Grand Tetons before releasing you to twist and turn down the mountain. You control your speed. Other activities on the mountain include mini golf, a scenic chairlift, a bungee trampoline, and alpine slide. Buy a day pass and spend the day doing all the activities you want, an evening pass with unlimited activities for 3 hours, or pay by the ride. The park opens May 23. Check here for current conditions.

Things to do for free:

 

  1. The University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie has over 7,000 works of art and is free to visit. The museum is currently closed so check here for updates.
  2. See Native American and mining exhibits at the Fossil County Frontier Museum in Kemmerer. They are currently open but have limited hours. Check here for the most up-to-date information.
  3. The White Mountain Petroglyphs in the Red Desert features hundreds of Native American carvings ranging from 200 to 1,000 years old.
  4. The Cowgirls of the West Museum and Emporium in Cheyenne honors the women who made the west what it is today. The museum will reopen on June 2. Thanks Travel Wyoming.
  5. See the Ayers Natural Bridge just outside Douglas. This 30-foot high and 50-foot wide arch over LaPrele Creek was carved by nature creating a beautiful bridge. Thanks Travel Wyoming.

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56 comments on “Bucket List Adventure: Summer Road Trip through Wyoming

    • Darlene Odenwald on

      There is a lot of great camping. We can book accommodation, cars, transfers, or just activities, so give us a call no matter what your plans are.

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    • Darlene Odenwald on

      Give us a call. We can book hotels and/or activities. We have access to some great tours you can only book through a travel advisor.

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  1. Robert on

    We enjoyed camping in Wyoming a few seasons back from BC Canada. We really enjoy Cody, the rodeo and the beautiful Museum there. Hope to return one day soon to this beautiful State. 🙂

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    • Darlene Odenwald on

      Thanks for sharing your memories! There is so much to see there. That is a great rodeo. Let us know when you’re ready to go again. We can book some great tours of areas you haven’t seen yet!

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    • Darlene Odenwald on

      This would be a great year. Did you know that Wyoming is the least populated state in the US. It was made for social distancing.

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  2. Ana on

    Looks amazing! This area is on my bucket list. I’m looking forward to going out west next year– never been. Thank you for your insight.

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    • Darlene Odenwald on

      Let us know when you’re ready to start planning. We have access to special deals, activities and tours you can only get through a travel agent and we are your advocate if anything goes wrong.

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  3. Moshe Huberman on

    This is a great article and I am saving it for later – I keep reading and hearing about Wyoming lately, so I can’t wait to plan my trip to this area after Covid19 days.

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    • Darlene Odenwald on

      Let us know when you’re ready to go. We will get you the best deal and we have your back if there are any hiccups.

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    • Darlene Odenwald on

      The picture is actually the Grand Prismatic Spring. The Morning Glory Pool is very similar though, but smaller. There are so many springs at Yosemite National Park that are just amazing to see.

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    • Darlene Odenwald on

      Glad to hear it. Let us know when you are ready to visit. We have great deals and tours and activities you can only book through a travel advisor.

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  4. Jenaleigh | Naughty Kitchen on

    This bucket list was helpful! We moved to New Mexico from Cali and was wondering what there was to do in Wyoming. Its practically another state we would like to visit after Colorado. I love hiking spot and will definitely check out Grand Teton National Park!

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    • Darlene Odenwald on

      Glad to be of help. We are based in Colorado, so when you’re ready to visit, give us a call. We’ll point you to all the great areas here as well.

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    • Darlene Odenwald on

      Let us know when you are ready to visit. We always have the best deals and we really we include a special gift with every booking.

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    • Darlene Odenwald on

      Thanks! I’m glad you’re finding value here. We like to feature trips for everyone. Give us a call when you are ready to plan your next trip. We will find you great values and help you avoid costly mistakes.

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    • Darlene Odenwald on

      There is a surprising wealth of things to see in Wyoming. Keep watching for more great “off the beaten path” destinations!

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  5. Myrah Duque on

    Wyoming is a gorgeous state! I always wanted to visit and finally did last September while touring through Yellowstone National Park via Montana. talk about views!

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