When we think of boardwalks, we mostly think of summer and the ocean. However, since Wyoming is a landlocked state, our boardwalks lead to other areas that are just as intriguing. Here are some boardwalks in Wyoming that you should check out this summer.
1. West Thumb Boardwalk
This section of the boardwalk is next to the Fishing Cone Geyser on Yellowstone Lake at West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. West Thumb Geyser Basin is right on the edge of Yellowstone Lake. A dirt trail and boardwalk weaves through the geyser basin. The trailhead to this boardwalk is located on the west side of Yellowstone Lake at the south end of Yellowstone. The boardwalk provides great views of the hydrothermal features and of the lake.
2. Upper Geyser Basin Boardwalk
Whoa! Look what this boardwalk leads to. This is a picture of an awesome formation of geyser runoff. This is a section of the boardwalk at Old Faithful that snakes through a 4.6-mile loop.
Even the bison want to check out the boardwalk through the Old Faithful area.
3. Fort Bridger State Historic Site Boardwalk
Fort Bridger was founded in 1843 by Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez. It served as an emigrant supply stop along the Oregon Trail. It became a military outpost in 1858 and a Wyoming State Park in 1928. This boardwalk will take you throughout this historic site.
4. Boardwalk To The Swinging Bridge
This boardwalk will take you from steady ground to a path that's not so stable. This boardwalk leads to The Swinging Bridge in Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis. From here you can enjoy scenic views of the Big Horn River and of the mineral terrace.
5. Mound Terrace Boardwalk
This unusual boardwalk leads to a fascinating geological formation. Terrace Mountain, located about 2 miles from Mound Terrace, is capped with more than 100 feet of travertine and is shaped by ancient hot springs.
6. Norris Geyser Basin Boardwalk
This whimsical boardwalk winds through the Norris Geyser Basin and will lead you by some fascinating colors. The green, yellow and gold runoff is from one of the hot springs in the Norris Geyser Basin.
7. Lower Yellowstone Falls Boardwalk
This captivating boardwalk will lead you to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Yellowstone. Look closely and you will see the boardwalk winding down to the Lower Yellowstone Falls.