14 Easy Hikes To Add To Your Outdoor Bucket List In Wyoming
If it’s one thing we have a lot of in Wyoming, it’s the great outdoors. People come from near and far to get back to nature, and hiking is a great way to do it. If you picture vertical, rocky terrain when you think about hiking in Wyoming, you should know that we have a ton of trails that are easy to tackle. In fact, here are 14 of the best hikes in Wyoming that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
With over 97,000 square miles in our great state, this short list is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hiking trails. What simple trails would you recommend to someone looking for an easy hike? What would you say are the best hikes in Wyoming?
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February 25, 2022
What are the best hikes in Wyoming for people who don't like crowds?
If you want to avoid crowds, hike outside of the national parks! Even in areas like the Wind River Range, you can enjoy remarkable scenery without running into another person. Some of our favorite places to hike without crowds in Wyoming include the Vedauwoo and Turtle Rock area, Curt Gowdy State Park, Sinks Canyon State Park, and Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. If you want to see the National Parks, plan to visit in the shoulder seasons, when most crowds have gone home. At those times (May, September), you'll have fewer people to deal with, particularly once you get more than a quarter-mile from any trailhead in either Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park.
What are the most scenic hikes in Wyoming?
In order to find the most scenic hikes in Wyoming, you will have to deal with some crowds. Places like Delta Lake, Phelps Lake, Cascade Canyon, and Paintbrush Canyon have become world-famous for being absolutely stunning in any season, whether you're sharing them with a few dozen people or you luck out and have them to yourself.
Are there any easy hikes in Wyoming?
There are plenty of easy hikes in Wyoming. In fact, some of the most scenic ones are just short strolls from the parking lot! Hike around Shell Falls or Medicine Bow Peak for easy strolling and stunning views, or enjoy a geologic wonder at the Afton Intermittent Spring. You can hike in the Wagon Ruts of the Oregon Trail in Guernsey, or see wild horses if you walk around the Bighorn Canyon Area. Even the trail surrounding Devils Tower National Monument is fairly easy, with minimal elevation gain. Don't let inexperience stop you from exploring the beauty of the Cowboy State.
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