Wyoming Travel Guides

Wyoming is home to some of the most beautiful, unique and scenic places in America! The Wyoming national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton, need to be on everyone’s USA bucket list.

Despite being the 10th largest state by land area, Wyoming has the lowest population of the 50 states. Yet, Yellowstone National Park alone had 4.5 million visitors in 2023. Despite the high crowds in Yellowstone, it's still easy to find peace and quiet during your visit to the state.

In addition to the incredible national parks, Wyoming has plenty of off-the-beaten path destinations. Add the Wind River Range or Medicine Bow National Forest to your list if you prefer the less-trafficked areas.

For anyone who loves the outdoors, Wyoming needs to be on your list!

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Wyoming Travel Resources

  • If you're hiking in Wyoming, I recommend the All Trails Plus Membership! This will allow you to download offline maps and take advantage of other features that will help keep you safe.

  • Compare rental car prices from Bozeman using Discover Cars (a good place to fly into to visit Yellowstone!)

  • Search for hotels in West Yellowstone or Jackson Hole using Booking.com

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone was the 4th most-visited national park in 2023, so plan accordingly to avoid the peak crowds. Here are a few tips for visiting:

  • Purchase the America the Beautiful pass if you’ll be visiting multiple parks throughout the year! For $80, you’ll be able to enter with your entire car into all national parks for a year.
  • Download the Guide Along Yellowstone tour and listen to it as you drive around the park! It will teach you about history, geology and more.
  • Visit the most popular spots - such as Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring - early or late in the day to avoid crowds.
  • Drive through Lamar Valley at sunrise or sunset to have a great chance of spotting wildlife. When you do see animals, please never feed or approach them. Keep a wide distance!
  • You won’t have service in a lot of the park. Go in with a plan. While the park lodges have restaurants, I also recommend packing plenty of food and water so you don’t have to worry about finding it during your time in the park.

Grand Teton National Park

Don’t miss Grand Teton if you visit Yellowstone! Many hikers prefer this park due to the epic opportunities for hiking in the mountains, enjoying alpine lakes and more. Most of my above tips for Yellowstone also apply to Grand Teton.


How to Spend 2 Days in Grand Teton National Park (2024)

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