The least populated state in the US, Wyoming is home to vast swathes of untouched wilderness with wide-open plains and high deserts lying to either side of the majestic Rocky Mountains. While the natural riches of the Cowboy State just beg to be explored, some interesting historic sites, cities, and state parks are also dotted about here and there.
Set at the spot where the Great Plains meet the Rockies, its large landmass and dramatic landscapes lie in the Western United States bordered by Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho. While the Continental Divide runs north to south down the center of the state, rivers, ranches, and mountain ranges snake away to either side of the rearing Rockies with almost half its territory being owned by the federal government.
Due to all its breathtaking scenery and sweeping vistas, Wyoming is the perfect place to experience the American West with horseback riding and camping being particularly popular pastimes. Asides from seeing Yellowstone National Park‘s incredible geysers, hot springs and wildlife, many people also head to the protected areas of Bighorn Canyon, Black Hills, and Grand Teton for the fabulous hiking, biking and rock climbing on offer.
Besides being convenient bases from which to explore the state, Cody, Jackson, and Green River are charming towns where you can learn all about Wyoming’s Wild West history and cowboy heritage. Both Buffalo and Casper also well worth stopping by for their beautiful old buildings, museums, and art galleries while Cheyenne, the capital, hosts one of the largest rodeos in all the United States.