Most People Don't Know There's A Hole In The Continental Divide Right Here In Wyoming
When you think of the Continental Divide in Wyoming, you probably picture majestic mountains, massive and solid, mightily drawing a dividing line through North America. That’s why it may be surprising to learn that there’s a hole in that colossal mountain range and that it’s right here in Wyoming. The hole is known as the Great Divide Basin, and it’s located in a high desert region of the mountains which, it turns out, is the perfect place for such an anomaly.
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Continental Divide in WY
How many state parks are in Wyoming?
There are 12 state parks in Wyoming, all great for exploring. One we'd recommend further exploring is Buffalo Bill State Park, located in Cody. At this 11,000-acre park, some of the activities you can enjoy include:
- Exploring the reservoir and dam, both named after William “Buffalo Bill” Frederick Cody, who is known for many things, but most especially for his expertise in killing buffalo in the 1860s.
- Visitor’s center, a must-stop for history buffs
What are the best waterparks in Wyoming?
There aren’t many waterparks in Wyoming. Among them, the one we'd recommend is Star Plunge, which is a must-visit. Located in Thermopolis in Hot Springs State Park, some of the things you’ll find there include:
- water slides
- an indoor and outdoor pool
- a waterfall
- hot tubs
Although there are only three water slides here, Super Star 500 is actually one of the largest water slides on the planet. And while there are only two pools here, both are hot mineral pools. And make sure you check out Vapor Cave.
What is the weather like in Wyoming in the summer?
While Wyoming experiences temperatures in the 80s and 90s in the summer, they don’t experience humidity, with the average in the summer staying in the 25–30 percent range. And the higher you go, the more the temperatures drop. Some mountainous areas only see a high of about 70 in July, the state’s hottest month. But no matter where you are, there are plenty of places to swim in Wyoming when it gets too hot.