Wyoming Modern Explorers

Jimmy Chin, Modern Explorer

Jimmy chin


The towering mountains. The sprawling forests. The wild rivers. “These types of landscapes bring you closer to something bigger than yourself,” says Jimmy Chin. So, it should be no surprise then that the Academy Award-winning director and climber still calls the Cowboy State home. Here are a few ways he ventures out. And you can too.

From Nepal to Antarctica, Chin has trekked across the globe to climb the most formidable rock faces he can find. And he’s prepared for many of those expeditions in Wyoming. Check out some of our most epic (and beginner-friendly) climbs to take on an adventure of your very own.

Wyoming might be home to iconic natural monuments like Devils Tower and the Tetons, but Chin finds a welcome reprieve in the quieter, lesser-known jewels dotting the state. Especially when he’s on the water. Here are some of Wyoming’s most serene waters to kick back and cast a line.

After countless tours around the world, Chin still calls Wyoming home—because adventure is always right around the corner. So when adventure calls you, check out these Wyoming campsites to set up your own basecamp away from home.