Looking for something to do in Wyoming? We've collected a list of 30 things to do with seven days in the Equality State, breaking these activities into our four regional routes – Salt to Stone, Rockies to Tetons, Park to Park and Black to Yellow – and ending with a handful of experiences to have where all of these routes lead: our national parks. From experiencing the Cowboy State’s golden plains to its sherbet-colored sunsets, these 30 activities will keep you busy during a week-long vacation.
SALT TO STONE
1. Evanston – Bear River State Park
Opened year round, Bear River State Park houses small herds of bison and elk. Several miles of paved and packed gravel trails provide you an easy spot to trek. The visitor center has collections of wildlife displays that teach you about Wyoming’s array of critters. Bear River State Park also allows you to cross-country ski and snowshoe on their trails during the winter.
2. Near Green River – Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop
Few scenic byways present as western an image as Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop. Explore 24
-miles of nature with the chance to see pronghorn, elk, deer, rabbits, coyotes, hawks, eagles, wild horses and other wildlife. Around 1,300 wild horses roam on these public lands enjoying the grasses and other vegetation.
3. Pinedale – Green River Rendezvous
During the second full weekend in July, relive the early mountain man history of Pinedale. The town comes alive with activities surrounding the event including fur trade lectures and a parade.
4. Kemmerer – FossilFest
Hosted in late June, Kemmerer provides an exciting, family-friendly festival. FossilFest includes family fun nights, sports activities, a parade and a floating lantern release. You can join the community for a weekend and learn how Wyomingites have a good time.
5. Near Kemmerer – Fossil Butte National Monument
As one of the largest deposits of freshwater fish fossils in the world, Fossil Butte National Monument reveals information about the world during prehistoric times. Fossils of fish, alligators, bats, turtles, plants and other organisms fill the area. A quarry program and trails offer you an opportunity to get up close with Wyoming’s history.
6. Big Piney – Green River Valley Museum
A stone’s throw from the highway, Green River Valley Museum allows you to see the lives of pioneers who traveled west. The museum has seven buildings that host everything from automobiles to silverware collections over 100 years old. Open June 1 to October 15, the museum also hosts events like movie nights, classes and guest speakers.
7. Afton – Star Valley Chocolates
Handmade gourmet chocolates and caramels compliment the fresh espresso served in Star Valley Chocolates. If those do not suit your taste, perhaps the famous hot chocolate—made with in-house syrup—will.
Rockies to Tetons
1. Laramie – The Laramie Mural Project
Local artists paint Laramie’s downtown with colorful, large-scale murals that reflect Laramie’s cultural assets. Walking tour brochures allow you to experience the mural’s stories both visually and mentally.
2. Saratoga – Hobo Hot Pool
Free hot springs located on the banks of the Platte River allow you to relax and have fun. If you get lucky, you may be able to observe a moose feeding on one of the trees nearby.
3. Rawlins – Wyoming Frontier Prison
During its 80 years of operation, 13,500 people were incarcerated at the “Old Pen”. The prison disciplined inmates with several different means including a dungeon, solitary confinement and a punishment pole. If America’s dark history interests you, then visiting the Wyoming Frontier Prison should top your list of things to visit.
4. Lander – International Climbers’ Festival
Over 500 climbers celebrate rock climbing over the course of five days. International Climbers’ Festival reminds you why Wyoming exists as a premier location for climbing.
5. Near Riverton – Castle Gardens Petroglyph Site
Eroded sandstone stands above you in the shape of turrets and towers from a castle. The unusual formations attracted artwork and signatures from Native Americans and pioneers.
6. Dubois – National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep call Dubois home. Whiskey Mountain Bighorn Sheep winter range offers wildlife viewing tours from November to March. The center tells you the story of the sheep with life-size dioramas, interactive exhibits, films and more.