Route B - From Green River
Farson Mercantile & Ice Cream Shop
1. Near Green River - Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Named for the landscape’s natural kaleidoscopic hues, 201,000-acre Flaming Gorge is a land of living color. The reservoir is perfect for boating, fishing and kayaking, and the whimsical rock formations that frame the water change colors and perspective with varying sunlight.
2. Green River - Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge
More than 220 bird species inhabit Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, which protects 27,230 acres of riparian, wetland and upland shrub habitats along the Green River. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles, trumpeter swans, moose and mule deer, or guarantee yourself wildlife spectacles within the refuge’s family-friendly welcome center.
3. Rock Springs - Western Wyoming Community College's Natural History Museum
Check out life-size replicas of the dinosaurs that once roamed Wyoming, pottery made by early inhabitants, fossils of fish and reptiles, and other prehistoric artifacts. Then, wander over to the Weidner Wildlife Museum to see nearly 125 taxidermy specimens from around the world.
4. Farson - Farson Mercantile & Ice Cream Shop
Whether your flavor of choice is butter pecan or mint chocolate chip, a stop at Farson Mercantile — home of the “Big Cone” — for a scoop (or three) is a must. The crowd-pleasing pit stop also serves pizza, coffee and sandwiches.
5. Pinedale - The Museum of the Mountain Man
The fur-trade era comes alive through period artifacts and authentic reproductions. Exhibits include an exact replica of an 1800s Sioux teepee and a life-size grizzly-bear-attack diorama — featuring frontiersman Hugh Glass and inspired by the 2015 movie “The Revenant.”
6. Near Pinedale - Green River Lakes & Squaretop Mountain
A pair of sparkling green-blue lakes in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Green River Lakes boast awe-inspiring vistas of the Wind River Range’s photogenic 11,695-foot Squaretop Mountain.
7. Jackson - The National Museum of Wildlife Art
The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson has more than 5,000 works of art representing animals from around the world, including pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol and John James Audubon. An additional bonus: It also has incredible views of the National Elk Refuge.
End Point: Yellowstone National Park south entrance