These Scenic Rail Trails In Wyoming Are Downright Picture Perfect

Wyoming’s history with the railroad runs deep. Even John A. Campbell, the first governor of the territory, gave the credit of its founding to the railroad. Though trains still run through the Cowboy State, many of the historic tracks are now abandoned, but that doesn’t mean that they’re no longer useful. The features of a railway – they’re usually long, flat paths running through charming landscape – make them perfect for hiking or biking. Next time you’re up for an outdoor adventure, considering taking to one Wyoming’s scenic rail trails.

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Have you biked or hiked along any of these trails? What other Wyoming rail trails do you recommend for a scenic adventure?

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