Wyoming February 08, 2017
10 Incredible Trips In Wyoming That Will Change Your Life
Have you ever taken a trip that just really changed your perspective on life? Wyoming has quite a few destinations that have such an impact that it will expand your view of nature, history and the world. Check out these incredible trips in Wyoming that will change your life.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Beartooth Highway
This drive along Beartooth Highway will give you a whole new respect for nature. The hairpin curves, high elevation and 20 peaks that surround the highway are a prime example of just how daring the world can be. For more information, click
2. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone will show you a whole other side of nature like you've never seen before. You will see nature behave like you never thought possible. Amazing sights here include the Grand Prismatic Spring which is the largest hot spring in the U.S. and third largest in the world. Then there's Old Faithful that shows how unusually predictable nature can be. Again you will gain a whole new respect for nature. For more information, click
3. Independence Rock
Independence Rock, southwest of Casper, is a moving experience. To see the names inscribed on the rock from the mid 1800s and to think about all the hardships the emigrants experienced as they were traveling on foot or by wagon to Oregon or California is a wake-up call to how far we have come to make life a little easier. For more information, click
4. Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Visiting the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center is a sobering experience. It's located near Cody and shows the life of the Japanese and Japanese-Americans who were confined here during World War II. This trip will make you empathize and truly understand prejudice in America throughout history.
5. Oregon Trail Ruts
The Oregon Trail Ruts, located near Guernsey, is another stark reminder of those who have gone before us. That was an era where people risked everything in pursuit of a more profitable life. Where would we be without the pioneers that passed Independence Rock and those who traveled along the Oregon Trail?
6. White Mountain Petroglyphs
White Mountain Petroglyphs, located near Rock Springs, is a unique trip that will let you experience history firsthand. The Plains and Great Basin Indians left behind a legacy of their life that visitors can have a direct connection with through hundreds of etchings left behind. To have this connection with something from 200 to 1,000 years ago is pretty incredible.
7. Medicine Wheel
Medicine Wheel, located on top of the Bighorn Range, is one of the most significant and well preserved Native American sites in North America. It's a sacred site that has survived the test of time. Prayer offerings are still left there even today by Native Americans. This is a very unique connection with tribes in the area from 500 to 1500 years ago. This site gives you a real appreciation for their beliefs and way of life. For more information, click
8. Chapel Of The Transfiguration
A trip to the Chapel of the Transfiguration, located in Moose, will ignite a powerful spiritual connection with nature. This simple little log chapel in the forefront of this magnificent work of nature will make you feel a connection with a much higher being who is capable of wondrous things. For more information, click
9. Old Trail Town
Old Trail Town, near Cody, will transport you back to one of the most interesting times in history. There is no other experience like strolling in and around the collection of historical buildings and relics from such an iconic era in history. For more information, click
10. Occidental Hotel
The same can be said for the Occidental Hotel in Buffalo. To be able to walk in the footsteps of Butch Cassidy, Teddy Roosevelt and Calamity Jane is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For more information, click
Are there any other destinations in Wyoming that you felt had an impact on your life?