Awe-inspiring and untouched, the Bighorn Mountains are the perfect location for an ancient and sacred configuration of stones.

The Bighorn Medicine Wheel is a huge rock pattern laid out centuries ago by Native Americans in an area of the mountain range that was spiritually significant. One of the most amazing things about this stone medicine wheel is that it can still accurately predict astronomical events.

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Have you visited the Bighorn Medicine Wheel? What was most memorable about the stone medicine wheel for you? Feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments below — we would love to hear from you.

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What are the best parks to visit in Wyoming?

You probably won't be surprised to learn that Wyoming is filled with parks, and each of them is worthy of a visit. Below you'll find our guide to exploring the very best parks in Wyoming.

Wyoming National Parks

  • Grand Teton National Park — explore acres of pristine lakes, rugged mountains, dense alpine forests, and extraordinary wildlife
  • Yellowstone National Park — established in 1872, this was the very first national park in the U.S., and it's famous for its unique hydrothermal characteristics

 

Wyoming State Parks

Wyoming's state parks are every bit as impressive as the national parks, and oftentimes, much less crowded. Below is a list of our top recommendations for state parks to visit in Wyoming:

  • Bear River State Park — located just outside of Evanston, famous for bison and elk
  • Boysen State Park — famous for river activities and also features unique geological formations to explore
  • Buffalo Bill State Park — one of Wyoming's most famous state park, offering gorgeous views of the Absaroka Mountains
  • Curt Gowdy State Park
  • Glendo State Park
  • Guernsey State Park
  • Hot Springs State Park
  • Seminoe State Park
  • Sinks Canyon State Park

 

Exploring Wyoming's vast array of parks really is one of the best ways to get to know what makes this state so special. For more information, check out our feature article outlining some of the best state parks to visit in Wyoming.

Where are some off-the-grid destinations in Wyoming?

You could probably argue that most of Wyoming's destinations are off-the-grid, given that the state is so vast. Below is a list of places where you can have a truly off-the-grid adventure in Wyoming:

  • Kirwin
  • Medicine Bow National Forest
  • Independence Rock
  • Shoshone National Forest
  • Devils Tower
  • Bighorn National Forest
  • Grand Teton Climbers Ranch
  • Fossil Butte