Herd of bison roaming near the Moulton Homestead in Grand Teton National Park
Walking among golden grass in Grand Teton National Park
Walking across Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park
Six pairs of cowboy boots on blankets
Fall at Mount Moran in Grand Teton National Park
Horses grazing under blue skies
Snow skiing in Teton Range
A couple canoeing at Yellowstone National Park
Riding high at Jackson Hole
Motorcycle tour on the Black Hills Scenic Byway
Wyoming, home to the Yellowstone National Park
The USA’s least populous state, Wyoming is one of the nation’s richest in unspoiled nature. Two of the country’s most famous National Parks – Yellowstone and Grand Teton – are located in here. These destinations beckon nature-lovers, tourists and those simply looking for a city escape. It’s not uncommon to spot incredible wild animals like bear, bison, elk, coyotes and more roaming the plains of this vast and beautiful state. Yellowstone is dotted with sputtering geothermal geysers and colorful hot springs, the most famous of which are Old Faithful and the Grand Prismatic Spring respectively.
The Grand Teton mountain range, in the northwestern portion of the state, has mountains great for skiing and hiking. The tallest of peaks here reaches 4,200 meters. In the valley below sits the charming town of Jackson Hole, a posh skiing and hiking respite with a historic “Wild, Wild West” feel.
With wide-open landscapes, ranching is a big part of local culture. No visit to Wyoming is complete without experiencing a no-frills dude ranch to live out your Western cowboy dreams! Vee Bar Guest Ranch, Gros Ventre River Ranch, The Hideout Lodge and Flat Creek Ranch are some of the more famous, and all offer more activities than you'll have time to try out: horseback riding, campfires under the stars, fly fishing, river tubing, camping, canoeing and hiking.
Wyoming on the Big Screen
Wyoming has been the natural stage for many acclaimed movie sets, including “Dances with Wolves,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Django Unchained,” and “The Hateful Eight.” The cult classic “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” featured Devils Tower National Monument’s otherworldly peak. Most recently, Wyoming’s landscapes were animated in “The Good Dinosaur.”