There is no other state that brings out the explorer in you quite like Wyoming. Wyoming’s diversified landscape offers some of the best adventures imaginable, both in location and in the way these expeditions can be experienced. Here are just a few places in Wyoming that will bring out that inner desire to explore the world around you.
1. Red Desert
Red Desert seems a little out of place for Wyoming, that's why it's such a neat place to explore. It's located near Rock Springs and is just like a gigantic sandbox. The best way to explore this area is with an off-road vehicle. While you are venturing around the area, be sure to check out Killpecker Sand Dunes and Boar's Tusk which is a core of a volcano.
2. Tongue River Cave
If you want to explore Wyoming's underground, then Tongue River Cave is a captivating area to explore. It's located in the Bighorn National Forest west of Dayton. There are several rooms and a waterfall to check out here.
3. Bomber Mountain
Bomber Mountain is another place for some intriguing exploration. Bomber Mountain is located in the Cloud Peak Wilderness in the Bighorn Mountains. The mountain gets its name from an airplane crash that occurred there during World War II. In 1943, a B-17 bomber that was in flight to England crashed near the summit. Debris from the wreckage still remains at the site.
4. Yellowstone National Park - Lower Loop
Most of Yellowstone's major attractions fall along the lower loop of the park's figure 8 road system. Along this stretch, you can explore Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, Hayden Valley for wildlife sightings, the Upper & Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon, and the Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail.
5. Teton Park Road
A great area to explore in Grand Teton National Park is right along Teton Park Road. You can access this road off of US 191 at Moose. It takes you along the Teton Range to Jackson Lake. Detours should be taken at Jenny Lake and Signal Mountain Summit Road. This summit offers spectacular views. You will eventually run right into John D. Rockefeller Parkway which is another very scenic drive.
6. The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch
Go back in time and explore the Shell area the way the first pioneers did, which was by horseback. At The Hideout, you can explore high desert, canyons, mountain pastures, alpine meadows, Devil's Leap, creeks, lakes, The Painted Hills, and rock formations; all from sitting in a saddle.
7. Wind River Range
Pair up with a llama and explore the Wind River Range together. Let the llama do the work while you investigate all that nature has to offer. There's nothing like a llama to bring out the explorer in you.
8. Snake River
White water rafting will bring out the explorer in you and is a great way to discover all the twists and turns of Snake River along with the scenic landscape. The Lunch Counter Rapids and Big Kahuna will earn you a top spot on the explorer list.