Top 10 Places to Unplug in Wyoming
Everyone needs a digital detox every now and then, and what better place to do so than in Wyoming? Getting away from the noise and distractions of everyday life isn’t hard around here. The state’s vast size and low population could allow each person living in Wyoming to have 111 acres all to themselves.
Use those numbers to your advantage by planning a trip to unplug and recharge in the Cowboy State. In these 10 Wyoming towns, you can leave your notifications behind and experience the beautiful authenticity of the West.
Hiking, mountain biking, fishing and world-class climbing await in this secluded mountain town along Wyoming’s Wind River Range. Most of Lander’s outdoor fun can be found in Sinks Canyon State Park, a beautiful park with a natural phenomenon known as The Sinks. Jump on one of the 500+ area climbing routes or explore the park’s stunning scenery via trail. If you’d like a more classic Western experience, book a stay at Allen’s Diamond Four Ranch.
Sinks Canyon State Park
2. Star Valley
Wyoming’s Star Valley is a community of 12 towns that span a 45 mile stretch of valley nestled against the Salt River Mountain Range – just one hour south of Grand Teton National Park. This often-overlooked part of the state is also one of the most beautiful, with rolling hills, snow-capped mountains and rushing rivers serving as the backdrop to your outdoor adventures. Cast a line in the Salt, Greys or Snake river, hike in the nearby Bridger-Teton National Forest or enjoy the views along the Star Valley Scenic Byway. In the winter, explore this area along hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
For the ultimate mountain rejuvenation, head to Saratoga and take a soak in the hot springs. Hobo Hot Springs features several free pools, including a few along the North Platte River. Or you can stay at Saratoga Hot Springs Resort to relax in their teepee-covered hot spring pools. Make your way to nearby Medicine Bow National Forest to hike along the Snowy Mountain Range. Here, you can camp, book a unique accommodation such as the Snow Survey Cabin or enjoy a luxurious, mountainside retreat at Brush Creek Ranch.
Hobo Hot Springs
Break away from the stresses of modern technology in the place where the Sundance Kid got his name. This Western town is located in the heart of the Black Hills, offering plenty of trails for the enjoyment of hikers, horseback riders and off-road vehicle enthusiasts alike. Another nearby attraction? Devils Tower. Explore America’s first national monument by hiking around its mile-long base or climbing up its 900-foot face. While in the area, discover the tiny town of Aladdin and its not-to-be-missed general store.