Wyoming February 20, 2019
11 Hidden Gems You Have To See In Wyoming Before You Die
There are thousands of incredible places in Wyoming, but some truly stand out more than others. While places like the Tetons, Jenny Lake, Jackson Lake, and Old Faithful immediately come to mind, there are a few hidden gems in Wyoming that should go on your bucket list and on your calendar for this year. These gorgeous treasures are hiding in the Cowboy State and you’ve got to make time to see them.
1. The Popo Agie Waterslide, Sinks Canyon State Park
2. The Cirque of the Towers
The hike to the Cirque of the Towers is one of the most legendary in Wyoming. While it's far from a walk in the park, there's plenty of traffic, and any determined hiker can make the journey. The sights you see along the way are worth the struggle.
See if you're up for this stunning, but challenging, hike here
3. Wyoming's Red Desert and Great Divide Basin
The Red Desert, Great Divide Basin, and Killpecker Sand Dunes form one of the strangest and most incredible ecosystems in Wyoming. You can explore on foot, and there's an area designated for buggies, so there's no excuse not to check it out.
Learn more about Wyoming's Red Desert here
4. Delta Lake, Grand Teton National Park
The hike to Delta Lake is an all-day affair, but it's one you've got to attempt at least once. Truly, the trail is easy, other than the two big boulder fields during the last mile. The sight of Delta Lake behind the Tetons is one that will keep you motivated to continue.
Take a look at this unbelievable glacial lake here
5. Hole-in-the-Wall, Kaycee
Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and the Hole in the Wall gang used this rocky canyon to rustle horses and hide from the law during the early days of Wyoming's settlement. Today, this area is preserved by the BLM and truly a unqiue day trip.
Read up on the fascinating history of Hole in the Wall here
6. Granite Hot Springs, Bridger Teton National Forest
7. White Pine Ski Area, Pinedale
Pinedale is a snowbunny paradise, and the most underrated ski resort in the state is tucked into these mountains. Visit White Pine Ski Area to test your skills and enjoy the lack of lift lines.
White Pine Ski Area is located at 74 White Pine Rd, Pinedale, WY 82941
8. Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site, Banner
Fort Kearny is an underrated historic site that was built to protect travelers on the Bozeman Trail. Today, it stands as a monument to the emigrant trails, as well as the Native American lands and lives damaged along the way.
Fort Phil Kearny is located at 528 Wagon Box Rd, Banner, WY 82832.
9. Aladdin General Store, Aladdin
Aladdin is a tiny, tiny town, but tourists visit regularly when they're in the Devils Tower area. Stop by the oldest general store in Wyoming to pick up your souveniers and talk to the people who live in a town with a population of just over a dozen.
See what's waiting in this historic mercantile here
10. Atlantic City
You won't find casinos and boardwalks in
Atlantic City, but it's so worth visiting! This ghost town has been revived recently, thanks to the efforts of locals and some attention from hikers on the Continental Divide. The old mercantile was turned into a tavern that serves up tasty food for locals and visitors alike.
Read about Atlantic City and the coolest tavern in Wyoming here
11. Cloud Peak Wilderness, Bighorn National Forest
Where are your favorite escapes in Wyoming? Let us know in the comments below, and share this bucket list with your closest friends.