Nature October 14, 2021
Peek At Petroglyphs And Soak In A Hot Spring At This Unique State Park In Wyoming
Wyoming’s northwestern corner gets all of the attention from nature lovers around the country, but locals and Wyoming natives know that the coolest spot to enjoy natural wonders and beautiful scenery is in the aptly named Hot Springs County. Visit Thermopolis to see some of the most fascinating places on Earth, at Hot Springs State Park and Legend Rock Petroglyph Site.
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Thermopolis is a bit of an oasis in Wyoming, and the town itself rises up out of the high mountain prairie rather suddenly, if you're traveling through.
Pay attention, though, and you'll quickly realize why you've got to stop here for a bit and see what the town has to offer.
Hot Springs State Park is the obvious attraction, and it's home to the world's largest mineral hot spring.
Walk around the thermal features and terraces on boardwalk trails and you'll enjoy every minute you spend exploring.
While nothing quite compares to Yellowstone's massive Mammoth Hot Springs, the mineral terraces at Hot Springs State Park are impressive natural wonders on their own!
The Swinging Bridge is a must-see! The view of the Bighorn River is impressive.
Be sure to track down the Teepee Fountain! This feature is a combination of natural process and human intervention. Back when the park was first founded, people created a pipeline for hot water to create this unique terrace.
What good would a Hot Spring park be without an actual hot spring to enjoy? Luckily, guests can soak in the naturally heated waters at Star Plunge.
This unique mineral waterpark offers swimming pools, slides, and soaking areas where you can really wash away all of your stresses and soreness.
Not many people realize that Legend Rock, a petroglyph site just north of the city, is part of Hot Springs State Park, too! Make time to visit to peek back in time at artwork from Wyoming's earliest residents.
For more information about Hot Springs State Park,
visit the park’s website, here. You can get all the details about swimming at Star Plunge on their page, here.
What are your favorite places in Wyoming? Are there any that deserve to have the spotlight for a day?
Let us know and we’ll be sure to check them out! Address: Hot Springs State Park, 220 Park St, Thermopolis, WY 82443, USA