Go beyond Yellowstone National Park. Slow down in Wyoming’s Wind River Country and discover your own unforgettable holiday moments.
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I like to have room to breathe when I travel. For me, sharing a viewing platform with 50 other people doesn’t feel special; I’m trying to escape the seething mass of humanity, not meld with it. In the past, I thought I’d only find this space in the most remote parts of the American Midwest – but I was wrong. You can find your room to breathe in Wind River Country, Fremont County, Wyoming.
If you’re looking for things to do in Wyoming this summer, whether you’re on a road trip to Yellowstone or just discovering cool new spots, our Wind River Country itinerary has you covered.
Having just arrived in Idaho Falls I stepped out and looked at the water then down the path. I couldn’t hear her, but I could see her coming towards me.
She was rocking a hot pink helmet and carving back and forth on a skate board of the same color. Directly behind her were two friends pushing along on scooters. The falls in the background provided a gentle hum to the surroundings. Children cruised back and forth while couples strolled hand in hand with the falls acting as the pulse of the city.
Although the words “falls” and “jumping off” are normally a dangerous combination, that’s not the case in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It’s the perfect “jumping off” point to national parks and other unique sites and experiences.
There is a reason why Riverton, Wyoming is called the Rendezvous City. It sits at a crossroad of the past and the present. Where Native tribes and mountain men would meet at the joining of the Big Wind and Little Wind Rivers, where modern-day industry and progress meet the Wild West, and where big-city amenities meet small-town hospitality.
Smack dab in the middle of Cowboy Country, Wind River Country is largely unknown outside of Wyoming but that’s precisely the point. With adventure any direction you head, it’s one of the last remaining frontier towns on the way to Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, or Jackson Hole. Whichever way you’re headed, Wind River is a great stopover to break up the trip and get to know one of Wyoming’s best-kept secrets.
From the shores of the Atlantic to the Golden Coast of California, this coast to coast route will take you in a line across the United States from east to west, and will give you a taste of the life of the great American cities and the national parks along the way.
This trip will take you through four states and two national parks and one superb national monument. You travel along the Rocky Mountains and down into the High Plains in this classic western road trip.
Montana has some of the most staggeringly beautiful landscape in the world, and you will be traveling this state from the very top to the very bottom, before slipping into Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park.