Wyoming January 01, 2018
Resolve To Experience These 10 Iconically Wyoming Things In The New Year
The transition from December to January is a time to look ahead and plan for the year ahead. If you’re at a loss for a resolution this New Year, Wyoming offers unique opportunities you can’t enjoy anywhere else. Crack open your brand-new day planner and start blocking off time to experience these 10 iconically Wyoming adventures.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Ski Jackson Hole
There are a number of fun and challenging places to ski in Wyoming, but you gotta ski the Tetons at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort at least once in your life. After all, it's one of the top ski resorts in the whole country, and you can find out more in our full article
2. Ride a Wagon Train
This is the ultimate camping experience for anyone who's ever wondered what it was like to come west in a wagon train. It's no afternoon jaunt, either. You'll spend 4 days and 3 nights traveling through two scenic national parks, cooking over a campfire, and sleeping under the stars. Read more about this iconically Wyoming adventure in our full article
3. Visit a Brewery
There are quite a few breweries scattered across the Cowboy State, and they're all enjoyable places to relax with a cold one. The Roadhouse Brewing Company outside Jackson, for example, is a great little brewery that also serves up bar food with a gourmet touch. Click
to learn more about the Roadhouse and 16 of Wyoming's other standout breweries.
4. Tour the Railroad Capital of America
You don't have to be a railroad fanatic to appreciate the abundant train and railway attractions in Cheyenne. In addition to the historic Cheyenne Depot, you can tour the Union Pacific Steam Shop and Roundhouse, view antique engines and train cars, and more. Read all about it
in our full article.
5. Experience the Magic of the Bighorn Medicine Wheel
Hundreds of years ago, Native Americans created a mystical wheel on a sacred spot in the Bighorn National Forest. All these centuries later, people of all nationalities still visit the Bighorn Medicine Wheel. Want to know more? You can read about it in our full article
6. Go Waaaayyy Back in Time at a Real-Life Jurassic Park
Wyoming is rich with prehistoric relics namely, a surprising amount of dinosaur artifacts. The Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis is one of the most fascinating dinosaur museums in all the state. It's home to an ongoing dig site as well as fossils and over 30 stunningly complete fully-reconstructed skeletons including a T-Rex. You can find out more in our full article
7. Enjoy a Thrilling Ride on the Cowboy Coaster
There's nothing like riding this gravity-driven bobsled on a track down the mountain and through the trees at Snow King ski resort. If you have time to catch your breath, you'll be treated to spectacular views of the Jackson Hole valley below. If not, hike up and take another ride. Read more about this one-of-a-kind coaster
in our full article.
8. Visit the Devil's Tower National Monument
Few things are as iconically Wyoming as the Devil's Tower. Firmly enmeshed in the state's history and immortalized by Hollywood, this towering monolith is still held sacred by American Indians. Click
to learn more about this unique Wyoming landmark.
9. Tour a Ghost Town
Wyoming is home to quite a few deserted towns that stand as silent last remains of the mining boom that swept the state in the 1800s. Eerie and forlorn, these ghost towns are mesmerizing if not a little creepy. Read all about where to find the creepiest, most interesting ones in our full article
10. Spend Some Time in Yellowstone...
There are probably few people who haven't yet visited Yellowstone National Park, but it has so much to offer, you really need to either go more than once or plan on spending more than a few days. You'll want to see the awesome Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Old Faithful and a host of other geysers, geothermal springs, wildlife, waterfalls, and natural beauty everywhere you look...
...Including a Tour on a Retro Bus
...and you can take the experience up an epic notch by touring YNP in one of the park's restored retro busses. Want to know more? You can find out all about it in our full article
There may be a few activities on the list you’ve already done, but they’re all worth experiencing again and again.
Is there something iconically Wyoming you’ve resolved to do this year?