Wyoming June 10, 2018
Escape To These 11 Hidden Oases In Wyoming To Find Peace And Quiet
Wyoming’s big national parks are amazing – there is nothing quite like a view of the Tetons at any time of year. However, Yellowstone and Grand Teton get very crowded – particularly in the summer. If you’re looking to get in touch with nature without having to fight off crowds, check out some of these remote Wyoming spots that are perfect for some peace and quiet.
1. Cloud Peak Wilderness, Bighorn National Forest
Wilderness areas are amongst the most remote spots in the country. They don't allow vehicles of any kind, including bicycles. You can camp and fish if you've got a permit, and if you're looking for peace, quiet, and stunning natural landscapes, you can't get any better than the Cloud Peak Wilderness in the Bighorn Mountains.
2. North Absaroka Wilderness, Shoshone National Forest
Forget fighting Yellowstone crowds - see stunning peaks and wildlife in the Shoshone National Forest's wilderness areas. The North Absaroka Wilderness is an amazing spot for backpackers to explore.
3. Beartooth Pass
The entire drive along the Beartooth Highway belongs on this list. Stunning lakes and impressive peaks make Beartooth Pass a spot that everyone should enjoy a least once, and you'll likely have your spot to yourself.
4. Medicine Bow National Forest
The Snowy Range Mountains of Medicine Bow National Forest are absolutely breathtaking. This quiet mountain range is a great place to truly get away from it all, without having to stray far from home.
5. Boysen Reservoir
The Boysen Reservoir is a quiet spot to enjoy a walk or a picnic without having to worry about the true wilderness of Wyoming. A trip to Boysen is something that everyone can enjoy.
6. Crazy Woman Canyon
The entire road into Crazy Woman Canyon is worth a drive. This stunning, winding rural trek will take you on an adventure deep into the quiet canyon, where you'll seldom see a soul.
7. Flaming Gorge (Wyoming and Utah)
The Flaming Gorge lies between Wyoming and Utah, but some of the best views are from the rural lookout roads that take you to the northern part of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
8. Pathfinder Reservoir
Easy trails await you at this often overlooked reservoir! The Pathfinder Dam Interpretive Trail is a great place to get in touch with nature.
9. Sinks Canyon
Sinks Canyon State Park is full of endless discoveries. Enjoy finding the best views, trails, and river spots on a trip through this serene paradise.
10. Star Valley's Small Towns
Not every Wyomingite wants to disappear into the Wildnerness, but they still want to find some peace and quiet. The small towns of the Star Valley may be the right fit! Enjoy a trip to Afton or Alpine, or just drive to these quaint communities and see where life takes you.
11. Cook Lake, Bridger Wilderness
Camping at Cook Lake is not for the faint of heart - the trek to get there is tough! If you don't mind making a weekend out of your backpacking trip (and especially if you love trout fishing!) you will find your paradise at the end of the trail when you reach Cook Lake.
What are your favorite spots in the Wyoming wilderness? If you do end up craving a little human interaction, you might want to visit these
15 Small Towns In Rural Wyoming That Are Downright Delightful, where you’ll still get your serenity while making new friends.