9 Wyoming Natural Wonders You Need To Add To Your Outdoor Bucket List For 2020
There is so much to see in the Cowboy State, and it can be overwhelming to narrow down our stunning and impressive landmarks and features. If you want to plan a trip to see some of the most impressive natural wonders of Wyoming, start with our list below.
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1. Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Range
The Wind River Range is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. To fully appreciate this tucked-away natural wonder in Wyoming, plan a backpacking trek to the Cirque of the Towers. It's one of the "holy grails" of backpacking, and it's undeniably worth the planning and effort.
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2. Boar's Tusk, Red Desert
Boar's Tusk is a Red Desert / Green River Valley landmark that looks like it's from another planet. While it's not as famous as Devils Tower, it's certainly a Wyoming natural wonder you have to see to believe. This dormant volcano core rises 400 feet straight up from the valley floor.
3. Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park
Did you know that he tallest geyser eruptions in Yellowstone don't happen near Old Faithful? Head to the Norris Geyser Basin to see Steamboat Geyser and dozens of other remarkable and underrated thermal features.
4. Hell's Half Acre
Hell's Half Acre is actually over 300 acres, but it's easy to see where the name comes from when you peek over this incredible landscape. Staggering rock formations, caves, and seemingly bottomless ravines make up this otherworldly spot west of Casper.
5. Ayres Natural Bridge, Douglas
The Ayres Natural Bridge was one of the country's first "roadside attractions"! Immigrants who moved across the country via the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails stopped to take a break at this unique water-formed land bridge.
6. Castle Gardens Petroglyph Site, Riverton
Take a look back in time when you visit the Castle Gardens Petroglyph site. While it isn't
technically entirely a natural wonder in Wyoming, the carvings from Native Americans on these bright white rocks are certainly a sight to see.
7. Heart Mountain
Heart Mountain is a natural wonder in Wyoming that's sure to leave you scratching your head. This isolated mountain broke away from a nearby range in a massive landslide, and it's been a Wyoming oddity every since.
8. Delta Lake, Grand Teton National Park
When most people think of Grand Teton National Park, they think of Jenny Lake, Jackson Lake, and maybe Bradley and Taggart Lakes. These easy to find alpine lakes are beautiful, yes, but true explorers know that when it comes to natural wonders of Wyoming, Delta Lake is a hidden gem that truly stands out.
9. Pilot Peak, Absaroka Range
At 11,522 feet, Pilot Peak isn't the tallest mountain in Wyoming, but its prominence and narrow spire make it one of the most recognizable. You can catch a view of it from a variety of angles along the Beartooth Highway - one of the most beautiful drives in Wyoming.
What’s your favorite natural wonder in Wyoming? Let’s chat about it in the comments below!
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Delta Lake, Wyoming 83414, USA
Pilot Peak, Wyoming 82414, USA
Heart Mountain, Wyoming, USA
Castle Gardens Petroglyphs, WY-136, Riverton, WY 82501, USA
Ayres Natural Bridge Park, 208 Natural Bridge Rd, Douglas, WY 82633, USA
Hell's Half Acre, Wyoming, USA
Steamboat Geyser, Wyoming 82190, USA
Cirque of the Towers - Wind River Range, Wyoming 82520, USA