Nature February 04, 2017
10 Perfect Places In Wyoming For People Who Hate Crowds
If you want to escape the crowds, Wyoming is the place to be. With its small population and wide open spaces, there are so many places to go with little or no people. Here are 10 perfect places in Wyoming for people to go to get away from everything and everyone.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Boar's Tusk
Boar's Tusk is a great off the grid experience with very limited cell service. It's a geological feature that served as a prominent landmark along the Overland Emigrant Trail. This core of an ancient volcano stands 400' high in the middle of the Red Desert near the Killpecker Sand Dunes.
2. South Pass
South Pass is a historic mining town that once attracted crowds of people in search of gold. Today, you can try your hand gold panning, visiting the Carissa Mine or wandering along the scenic Flood & Hindle Mining Trail.
3. Reliance Tipple
Reliance Tipple was built by the railroad to handle the large amounts of coal being mined. Once a bustling area, you can now experience what coal mining practices were like at the turn of the century with no people or crowds whatsoever. Reliance Tipple is located just north of Rock Springs.
4. Seedsakee National Wildlife Refuge
With 26,000 acres of wide open spaces, you aren't likely to run into many people here. The Seedsakee National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect place for fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and bird watching. It's located between Fontenelle Dam and Green River. There are walking and driving trails throughout the refuge.
5. Crazy Woman Canyon
Crazy Woman Canyon was part of the Bozeman Trail and passageway for the Native Americans. It was a well traveled area. Today, it's a narrow rugged road that not many attempt. The canyon is just southwest of Buffalo.
6. Antelope Flats Road
Most people visiting Grand Teton National Park don't take the time to drive along Antelope Flats Road. They mostly stick with the inner and outer loops. Antelope Flats is home to a sizeable herd of buffalo. Since the area is not well traveled, the buffalo here are much more relaxed and natural than they are at Yellowstone. This is an ideal spot to observe buffalo, moose, Pronghorn antelope, elk and coyotes.
Piedmont was once a thriving railroad and timber town. Charcoal kilns were built here so that aspen and pine logs could be burned into charcoal. The charcoal was then used by the Union Pacific Railroad Company as fuel for passenger cars. You won't find much thriving here any more.
8. Chapel Of The Transfiguration
The Chapel of the Transfiguration is a small log chapel in Grand Teton National Park. The church was built to frame the view of the Cathedral Group of peaks. This is another quiet and peaceful area with very few or no people.
9. Miners and Stockman's Steakhouse
Miners and Stockman's Steakhouse is located in the tiny town of Hartville. Enjoy a very good meal in this town and restaurant which are both off the beaten path. Miners and Stockman's also just happens to be the oldest bar in Wyoming.
10. Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site
The Wyoming Territorial Prison was a former prison located near Laramie. It was built in 1872 and is one of the oldest buildings in Wyoming. The prison was once overcrowded...not so much any more.
Can you think of any other places to go in Wyoming to escape the crowds?
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