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
|- 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:
Wyoming is simply broken up into the following regions:
The most popular cities of Wyoming are:
Apart from the cities themselves, Wyoming is known to offer many outdoor options. They include the following:
The Jackson Hole: It is a Ski Resort that is near the area of Jackson and offers many exciting options for ski fans.
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.
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.
Cody: It is near the Yellowstone National Park’s entrance. This is, however, closed during winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.