Summer is one of the most popular seasons to visit Wyoming, and for good reason. Open roads make iconic destinations easier to reach, clear trails offer hikers the chance to venture further into Wyoming’s wilderness and sunny skies give good reason to jump into a refreshing body of water.

Make the most of summer’s endless opportunities for adventure in Wyoming’s rugged landscapes. Take in the wonder of a national park or plan a backpacking trip in one of Wyoming’s national forests or recreation areas. Go for a swim in reservoir or experience the rush of rafting down a wild river. Reach new heights rock climbing, entice your imagination stargazing, and settle into a natural rhythm fly fishing. Wyoming is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, and summer offers the chance to find new experiences within one of the most captivating parts of the country.

Summer in Wyoming is also a prime time for road trips. Roads that are closed due to snow in colder months beg to be driven in the summer. Discover over 20 scenic byways throughout Wyoming that wind through national forests, over mountain passes and into historic western ghost towns. Make stops along the way for hiking, tasting local food and drinks or exploring quintissential Wyoming towns.

While in Wyoming, be sure to make time to experience the authentic western culture unique to the Cowboy State. See a rodeo, stay at a dude ranch, visit a museum or explore one of the state’s historical sites. Summer is the perfect season to explore Wyoming’s deeply-rooted pioneer, Native American and wild west history.