Mount Moran and fall foliage reflected in Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park
Horses grazing in Yellowstone National Park
Herd of bison roaming near the Moulton Homestead in Grand Teton National Park
Horseback riding with mountains in the background
Camping under the stars
Walking among golden grass in Grand Teton National Park
Crossing Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park
Classic, colorful cowboy boots
Riding high at Jackson Hole
Scenic motorcycle tour
Untamed beauty meets relaxed Western attitude
Wide Open Spaces
The USA’s least populous state, Wyoming is one of the nation’s richest in unspoiled nature. Two of the country’s most famous National Parks – Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park – are located here. These destinations beckon nature-lovers, tourists and those simply looking for a city escape. It’s not uncommon to spot incredible wild animals like bear, bison, elk, coyotes and more roaming the plains of this vast and beautiful state. Yellowstone is dotted with sputtering geothermal geysers and colorful hot springs, the most famous of which are Old Faithful and the Grand Prismatic Spring respectively.
The Grand Teton mountain range, in the northwestern portion of the state, has mountains great for skiing and hiking. The tallest of peaks here reaches 4,200 meters (13,770 feet). In the valley below sits the charming town of Jackson Hole: a posh skiing and hiking respite with a historic “Wild, Wild West” feel.
Such vast landscapes mean ranching is a big part of local culture. No visit to Wyoming is complete without experiencing a no-frills dude ranch to live out your Western cowboy dreams. Vee Bar Guest Ranch, Gros Ventre River Ranch, The Hideout Lodge and Flat Creek Ranch are some of the more famous and all offer more activities than you'll have time to try out: horseback riding, campfires under the stars, fly fishing, river tubing, camping, canoeing, hiking and more.
Wyoming on the Big Screen
Those natural wonders and romantic ranch lands naturally make Wyoming a backdrop for many acclaimed movies, including “Dances with Wolves,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Django Unchained” and “The Hateful Eight.” The cult classic “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” featured Devils Tower National Monument’s otherworldly peak. Wyoming’s landscapes were even animated in “The Good Dinosaur.”