Wyoming Nature September 01, 2018
Here Are The 12 Most Peaceful Places To Go In Wyoming When You Need A Break From It All
Wyoming’s a pretty quiet state, overall, but sometimes life still gets busy and loud. When you need a break from your hectic schedule and crave some time alone, head out to any of these dozen destinations which may be the most peaceful places in Wyoming.
1. Killpecker Sand Dunes
The Killpecker Sand Dunes are one of the quietest places in Wyoming - though you may hear the sand singing to you. This set of dunes is one of the only ones in the world that sings an airy tune when the wind blows across.
2. Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge
This stunning wildlife refuge covers 26,400 acres of land that's been inhabited since around 1300 A.D.. Today, it's home to over 220 species of birds and the gorgeous basin of the Green River in Sweetwater County.
3. Crazy Woman Canyon
Crazy Woman Canyon is one of the most peaceful drives in all of Wyoming. You'll probably need a high clearance vehicle, but once you've made this drive, it's one you'll return to over and over again when you want to get away.
4. Edness K. Wilkins State Park
This pretty park near the North Platte River in Natrona County is a great spot to get away. There are over 360 acres here, and it's easy to find an isolated place to enjoy a picnic, some boating, swimming, fishing, and relaxing.
5. Antelope Flats
From June to August, avoid Antelope Flats like the plague if you're looking for peace and quiet. But once the tourists go home, Wyomingites again reclaim this peaceful part of Grand Teton National Park, and it's a great place to catch a sunrise or sunset.
6. Medicine Wheel
This sacred site is one of the most important spots in the state for Native Americans, and visitors are encouraged to be silent while they take in this historic spot. Thus, it's perfect for anyone seeking out a meditative hike.
7. Granite Hot Springs
Granite Hot Springs is located southeast of Jackson, and it's great spot to visit in the wintertime. Actually, that's when it's hottest, and you can relax in 112 degree spring water. In the summer months, the snowpack runoff lowers the temps to the 80s.
8. Chapel of the Transfiguration
This log cabin chapel was built in 1925, and still functions as an Episcopal church from May to September. In the off season, it's a favorite spot of people seeking out a place to relax and think for a bit. The large window in the back frames the Tetons perfectly.
9. Ayres Natural Bridge
Located just a mile off the Oregon Trail, the Ayres Natural Bridge was often visited by those crossing the continent. Thus, it was really Wyoming's first tourist attraction! To this day, this beautiful park in Converse County is worth a visit when you want to be surrounded by natural beauty.
10. Beartooth Pass
Beartooth Pass along the Beartooth Highway is absolutely breathtaking - and I'm not talking about the elevation. Take this drive when you need time to clear your head.
11. Expedition Island
Historic Expedition Island was the launching point for the last major exploratory trip on the North American Continent, when John Wesley Powell and Vitaly Develvis started an expedition down the Green River and Colorado River in 1871. Today, the park offers great trailheads into Wyoming's gorgeous, wild country.
12. Flaming Gorge
The gorgeous Flaming Gorge Reservoir is the largest reservoir in Wyoming, and the National Recreation Area shows off some of the most stunning scenery you can find. Seek out a quiet spot and enjoy the view.
You know what? These quiet, day-trip getaways are amazing, but what if you’re looking to make a big life change, and seek out a quieter life altogether? Maybe it’s time to move to one of these
10 Small Towns In Wyoming That Offer Nothing But Peace And Quiet – you know they would welcome you with open arms.