With eight national forests, two national parks, 12 state parks and more than 18 million acres of public land, hikers have plenty to do and see in Wyoming. Canyon Country is one of the best areas for hiking in Yellowstone National Park. Here you can see thermal mud pots, vents and lakes, open meadow and an old growth forest. Or try the Upper Geyser Basin trails, which will take you past Old Faithful, Castle, Beehive and other impressive geysers. Just south of Yellowtsone, Grand Teton National Park is also renowned for its hiking, from a day hike around Bearpaw and Trapper Lakes to a backpacking trip along the Grand Teton Loop. Many of Wyoming’s state parks and historic sites boast scenic trails for hiking, from Curt Gowdy’s Hidden Falls to Popo Agie Falls in Sinks Canyon. Want even more epic trails? Access day hikes or multi-day backpacking adventures along the Continental Divide Trail, which winds 550 miles through Wyoming, spanning from the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park and exiting the state in the Medicine Bow National Forest in the south. Whether you want to scale a mountain or stroll across the plains, Wyoming has the perfect hike.
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