Wyoming holidays - Heartening, astonishing and adventuresome
Classic cowboy culture is alive and well in Wyoming. Bunk down on a ranch for authentic trail rides, cattle drives and chuckwagon suppers, or head to Cheyenne Frontier Days to see how the locals do rodeo. Marvel at the astounding scenery of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as well as Devils Tower National Monument and the Wind River Mountain Range.
Adventure awaits in Wyoming
Wyoming is blessed to have two of the most popular national parks in America – the astounding scenery of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks which offer year-round adventure and unmissable scenery for everyone. Yellowstone National Park has to be seen to be believed!. Covering more than two million acres and sitting on a super volcano it has the largest display of geothermal activity in the world. See colourful hot springs including Grand Prismatic, the spouting geyser of Old Faithful and if that’s not enough don’t miss the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a dramatic 20 mile long canyon complete with a thundering waterfall, which is twice the height of Niagara Falls. Add to the mix more than 60 different animal and bird species including bison, bears, coyote and elk, Yellowstone certainly doesn’t disappoint!
Just south of Yellowstone is the striking mountain peaks of Grand Teton National Park – a 40 mile mountain range which form part of the Rocky Mountains. Famously known to be the ‘Serengeti of North America’ the park is full of wildlife including elk, moose, bison and black and grizzly bears!
Beyond the national parks experience a taste of true Americana in Cody, a real cowboy town home to the Cody Nite Rodeo and the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West. If you visit Wyoming during July then nothing will beat the experience of Cheyenne Frontier Days, boasting the largest outdoor rodeo in the world with 10 days of roping and competitions. For the film-fanatics, stop by Devils Tower, America’s first National Monument made famous by Steven Spielberg’s classic movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Five reasons to visit Wyoming
- No visit will be complete without a visit to Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park!
- Stay in the authentic western cowboy town of Jackson, the perfect base when visiting Grand Teton National Park and skiing on the world-class ski slopes of Jackson Hole. Pay a visit to the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar even if it’s just to have a sit on one of the saddles converted to a bar stool
- Experience frontier life at Cheyenne Frontier Days the world’s largest outdoor rodeo with roping, riding and non-stop music and fun.
- Authentic ranch experiences – Wyoming is home to over 100 ranches ranging from adult only experiences to family friendly ranches and working ranches to high-end luxury with guided horseback rides, fishing and hiking excursions.
Enjoy a spa day – visit the many hot springs in Saratoga and Thermopolis, many of which are free. Take a relaxing soak and soothe your muscles after a day of exploring the wild west state of Wyoming.