Wyoming January 08, 2020
7 Cool And Calming Hikes To Take In Wyoming To Help You Reflect On The Year Ahead
Are you looking forward to all that 2020 has to bring? If you use the beginning of the year as a time for reflection, resolution, and relaxation, you’ll want to check out any of these seven beautiful Wyoming winter hikes. Each one offers peace and quiet that’s perfect for snowy meditation.
1. Sinks Canyon State Park, Lander
There are miles of trails to explore in Sinks Canyon State Park, but don't miss the "Sinks," where the Popo Agie river flows into an underground cavern. If you fall in love with this park, which is easy to do, you can rent their winter yurts for an isolated and peaceful getaway.
2. Hot Springs State Park, Themopolis
Hot Springs State Park is the place to go to relax. Hike around the massive mineral hot springs, check out the Tepee Fountain, and cross the swinging bridge over an icy river. After a day out in the elements,
head to the soaking pools to wind down and warm up
3. Bradley and Taggart Lake, Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park is a winter wonderland. Strap on your snowshoes and embark on an incredible Wyoming winter hike around Bradley and Taggart Lake. The views of the mountains are breathtaking.
4. Bighorn National Forest
Pick out any of the 949 trailheads within Bighorn National Forest for a hike and you won't be disappointed. You'll find everything from backcountry backpacking treks (not recommended for beginners!) to casual day hikes that show off the impressive Big Horn mountains under a fresh blanket of snow.
5. Devils Tower National Monument
Bears Den / Devils Tower always stands out above a snowy landscape! Visit the country's first National Monument to see this unique wonder for yourself. The trails around the monument aren't typically maintained in winter, but if you have snowshoes, oversnow travel is easy and will show off one-of-a-kind winter views.
6. Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
There are hundreds of trails in the Snowy Range, and most people take to them by Snowmobile! However, if you're looking for an impressive Wyoming winter hike, try out the Lakes Trail. The views along the way are some of the best in the forest.
7. Guernsey State Park, Guernsey
This historic and scenic state park is open year-round, so you can explore the famous Civilian Conservation Corps sites any time. The view of the park's historic structures is impressive when the water ices over and there's fresh snow on the hillside. Check it out for a relaxing way to wind down and enjoy a Wyoming winter hike.
Where do you plan to hike this year? Tell us your 2020 hiking goals in the comments below!
Address: 3079 Sinks Canyon Rd, Lander, WY 82520, USA Address: 220 N Park St, Thermopolis, WY 82443, USA Address: Wyoming, USA Address: Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming 82834, USA Address: Devils Tower, WY 82714, USA Address: Medicine Bow Trail - Routt National Forest, Wyoming, USA
Address: 2187 Lake Side Dr, Guernsey, WY 82214, USA