Wyoming Travel Guide

Wyoming State Travel Guide

About Wyoming

Wyoming is one of the states in the United States of America that houses the great Rocky Mountains. This city is well known for the outdoor opportunities it offers. In fact, this is the state that was first to house a national park. However, it is important for tourists to know that given it’s low population and large size, travel distances may be large. So prior planning and preparation may be necessary.

Wyoming State Official Language(s) English
Wyoming State Demonym Wyomingite
Wyoming State Capital Cheyenne
Wyoming State Largest City Cheyenne
Wyoming State Area  Ranked 10th in the US
 - Total 97,814 sq mi
(253,348 km2)
 - Width 280 miles (450 km)
 - Length 360 miles (581 km)
 - % water 0.7
 - Latitude 41°N to 45°N
 - Longitude 104°3'W to 111°3'W
Wyoming State Population  Ranked 50th in the US
 - Total 544,270 (2009 est.)
- Density 5.4/sq mi  (2.08/km2)
Ranked 49th in the US
Wyoming State Elevation  
 - Highest point Gannett Peak
13,809 ft  (4,210 m)
 - Mean 6,700 ft  (2,044 m)
 - Lowest point Belle Fourche River
3,099 ft  (945 m)
Wyoming State Before Statehood Wyoming Territory
Wyoming State Admission to Union  July 10, 1890 (44th)
Wyoming State Governor Dave Freudenthal (D)
Wyoming State Lieutenant Governor None
Wyoming State Legislature Wyoming Legislature
 - Upper house Senate
 - Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Mike Enzi (R)
John Barrasso (R)
U.S. House Delegation Cynthia Lummis (R)
Wyoming State Time Zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Wyoming State Abbreviations WY US-WY
Wyoming State Website http://wyoming.gov

Some details about Wyoming:

  1. The capital of the state is the city of ‘Cheyenne’
  2. The second largest city of Wyoming is Casper.
  3. Wyoming is the least populated state of the United States
  4. It houses just about half a million citizens

Regions of Wyoming

Wyoming is simply broken up into the following regions:

  1. Central Wyoming
  2. Northeast Wyoming
  3. Northwest Wyoming
  4. Southeast Wyoming
  5. Southwest Wyoming

Cities of Wyoming

The most popular cities of Wyoming are:

  1. Cheyenne
  2. Buffalo
  3. Casper
  4. Gillette
  5. Laramie
  6. Jackson
  7. Rawlins
  8. Sheridan
  9. Rock Springs

Things to Do in Wyoming

Apart from the cities themselves, Wyoming is known to offer many outdoor options. They include the following:

  1. The Jackson Hole: It is a Ski Resort that is near the area of Jackson and offers many exciting options for ski fans.

  2. Yellowstone National Park: This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also the first National Park of the United States. This park is primarily in the state of Wyoming, but also extends into neighboring states. It is located in the northwestern part of the state. It offers a wide variety of geysers, hot springs and thermal areas.

  3. East Yellowstone: The Wapiti Valley will be of particular interest to tourists. This is located near the entrance on the east side of the Yellowstone National Park.

  4. Cody: It is near the Yellowstone National Park’s entrance. This is, however, closed during winter.

  5. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area: This Canyon offers spectacular sites of cliffs that tower over 1,000 feet above the water. This area also sees wild horses running untamed. There are opportunities for tourists to fish in world-class waters.

  6. Devil’s Tower National Monument: This is located in the Crook County. It is in the northeast. Theodore Roosevelt called this monument the first national monument in 1906.

  7. Grand Teton National Park: This park is located in the northwest part of the state and is in the Rocky Mountains itself. This park offers bright alpine lakes and, shimmering mountain views and also a wide variety of wildlife.

Staying Safe in Wyoming

The weather plays an important part in people’s lives in Wyoming - particularly if it is snowing. It is necessary for the tourists also to pay attention to these warnings. Since, most of the county includes the Rocky Mountains, they may find themselves in trouble if they don’t heed the warnings. It is also a sparsely populated county so it is necessary to plan in advance. If tourists get stuck in remote regions, it may take many hours to get help. It is recommended that they carry some snacks and survival tools with themselves at all times.