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Wyoming - an introduction

Wyoming is often called the first state in outdoor America. From the thrill seeker to the nature lover, Wyoming has something to please everyone. We’ve got two fantastic National Parks and a dozen State Parks.

Try your hand at running the Snake River on a commercial float trip, herding cattle in the Big Horn Mountains, biking in the Snowy Range, climbing the Tetons or stargazing in the Red Desert. Name an outdoor activity and it's probably done here!

You can hike, backpack, fly-fish. Try wildlife photography or birdwatching. Head out on your own or with equipment and guides ready to serve you. Go rock climbing, kayaking, snowboarding, parasailing, hang gliding, windsurfing, jet skiing or spelunking – just a few of the outdoor activities to enjoy in Wyoming.

Wyoming is Forever West. The very mention of the the word Wyoming evokes the essence of the American West. Wyoming is all that innumerable movies, novels and legends have tried to capture. This Western Spirit thrives to this day in the Cowboy State. The name Wyoming has its origins in an Algonquin word meaning "large prairie place."

From its broad high plains to its soaring mountains, from its storied past on the frontier to its role in the ancient histories of native peoples, Wyoming is like no place on Earth.

The big W in front of the State Capital in Cheyenne
The big W in front of the State Capital in Cheyenne



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