Why Visit Wyoming this Spring

I grew up visiting Yellowstone National Park and for years, I thought that was Wyoming. It wasn’t until we spent part of a summer vacation in Cody that I realized Wyoming was so much more.

I have now lived in Colorado for nearly two decades, and Wyoming is a place to escape the traffic and crowds that have become a standard part of travel in the Centennial State.

From the tranquil beauty of the Snowy Ranch to the majestic Grand Tetons, Wyoming is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular places on the face of the earth.

Here are a few ways to take in the fresh air of Wyoming this spring.

Just under two hours from Denver, Colorado, and 30 minutes from Cheyenne, Curt Gowdy State Park is a place to escape the stresses of everyday life. Offerings include camping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and water sports in the summer.

Located in the foothills of the Laramie Mountains, the park features purpose-built mountain biking trails that were constructed by huge teams of volunteers. Riders bike through spectacular scenery that includes granite towers, treed areas, and lots of rocks.

The park’s extensive trail system was recently named “Epic” by the International Mountain Biking Association. In the spring, fat-bike enthusiasts can take in Curt Gowdy views on the park’s brand new, four-mile loop, made specifically for fat biking.

If fat biking is your thing, Grand Targhee Resort, just an hour outside of Jackson, Wyoming, allows fat biking on their 9 miles of Nordic trails and two miles of single-track routes.

Spring does not mean the end of skiing in Wyoming. In fact, many of the state’s ski resorts stay open through March and into early April. In addition to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee Resort, visitors will find spring skiing available at Snow King Resort (Jackson), Snowy Range Ski Area (Centennial) and Hogadon Ski Area (Casper).

Of course, if all this activity sounds a bit ambitious, spring is a lovely time to kick back and enjoy a soak at one of Wyoming’s hot springs destinations.

Saratoga Resort & Spa is located just over two hours from Cheyenne and offers guests an opportunity for relaxation and pampering. A soak in one of Saratoga Resort’s tepee hot tubs is the perfect ending to a day of snowshoeing in the nearby Snowy Range or of day fishing on the North Platte River.

Learn more about Wyoming’s hot springs destinations by visiting TravelWyoming.com.

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