Nature December 24, 2019
8 Picturesque Trails In Wyoming That Are Perfect For Winter Hiking
Just because the weather turns chilly doesn’t mean you can’t spend time outdoors. When you’re looking for winter hiking in Wyoming, check out these 8 destinations that are sure to impress with their views and scenery.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Devils Tower National Monument
Visit Devils Tower, or Bear's Lodge, in the winter to enjoy country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking. Trails are not maintained in the winter months, so you can enjoy a remote and primitive adventure.
2. Black Sand Basin Ski Trail, Yellowstone National Park
Enjoy a beautiful 4 mile round trip trail from the Upper Geyser Basin to the Black Sand Basin in Yellowstone National Park This is one of the easiest trails in the state for cross country skiing or snowshoeing, and the view is stunning.
3. Taggart Lake, Grand Teton National Park
Hiking out to Taggart Lake is always a great trip after a fresh snowfall. Strap on the snowshoes and get ready for a beautiful hike through Grand Teton National Park.
4. Shoshone National Forest
Choose one of the many trails through Shoshone National Forest, depending on the weather and the amount of recent snowfall. Check in with the rangers for an idea and then strap on the snowshoes and head out into the forest.
5. Lakes Trail, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
Hike the Lakes Trail near Medicine Bow Peak for some of the most scenic views you'll find in Wyoming. The Snowy Range is quick to get, well, snowy, so check road conditions before you head out. If you want to check out the trails in a different way, rent a snowmobile in Centennial and check out some of the best trails in the country.
6. Rotary Park and Bridal Veil Falls, Casper
Visit Rotary Park to see Bridal Falls after it freezes over. This Casper Park is typically easy to explore even after a big snowfall.
7. Shell Falls, Shell
Visit the Shell Falls Interpretive Site and you'll find a beautiful place that's open year round. The parking lot may be a little snowy, but if you can find a place to park, you'll be treated to a breathtaking view.
8. Bighorn National Forest
There are 949 trailheads within Bighorn National Forest, and though not all of them are hikable in the winter, you're sure to find a trail that's perfect for your outdoor adventure no matter what the weather has in store.
For some great ideas to keep you safe this winter in Wyoming, whether you’re on the road, in the woods, or getting snowed in at home,
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