Wyoming Off The Beaten Path

  • Island Lake, high in the Beartooths
    Island Lake, high in the Beartooths
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  • View of the Eastern Beartooths from the highway
    View of the Eastern Beartooths from the...
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  • The Bear's Tooth on the right from near the summit
    The Bear's Tooth on the right from near...
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Wyoming Off The Beaten Path

  • Nevada City

    Yellowstone National Park Off The Beaten Path

    Had a great time peaking into the windows of these buildings.The rustic look of these buildings is so Montana.This area produced more than $30 million dollars in gold in the late 1800's.Some 35,000 people lived in this area at that time.

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  • Grand Tetons

    Yellowstone National Park Off The Beaten Path

    If you can, fit in a visit to this neighboring national park, even if it is just a day to drive the park road. From Yellowstone’s South Entrance, the road leads directly into Grand Teton National Park. This park offers spectacular mountain scenery of one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the country. The peaks in the Teton Range stand a...

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  • Wildlife

    Yellowstone National Park Off The Beaten Path

    It's not exactly wildlife, but when I was in Yellowstone, I took a lot of photos of the trees. Mostly because there are a lot of trees in Yellowstone. When I labeled my photos, a lot of them were labeled "more trees", or in some cases "lodgepole pines" or "forest". My dad thought it was sort of funny that I had so many pictures of trees and that...

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  • Virginia City

    Yellowstone National Park Off The Beaten Path

    Not too far from West Entrance of Yellowstone this city is an old ghost town.There are some real cool old buildings,atop the hill there are some make shift graves.These graves are said to be the sheriff and his henchmen,hung by the Vigilantes in the 1860's

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  • Cody, Wyoming

    Yellowstone National Park Off The Beaten Path

    Ok, so maybe I am prejudice, but you are missing out on a special place if you don’t visit Cody. Located 53 miles from the East Entrance to Yellowstone, Cody is a small town snuggled up against the mountains, with lots to do and see. The locals are friendly and helpful and will try to make your stay an enjoyable one. If you can only come for a day...

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  • Grizzly Discovery Center

    Yellowstone National Park Off The Beaten Path

    The Grizzly Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana, gives visitors a chance to watch the behavior and interactions of wolves and grizzly bears in separate habitats. Photographers will delight in the fact that the animals can be captured from the viewing areas, and with a little luck and perseverance, the animals can be taken without the...

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  • Independence Rock

    You probably thinking.........Oh, look honey a picture of a rock. Ok, I'm a history buff, so we had to stop. You can clearly see the signatures actually carved into the rock. It was also a marking point of how far many had traveled and how much farther they had to go. It's the greatest registry in the desert with as many as 50,000 carved signatures...

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  • Road to Kelly - Red Hills Campground

    Beautiful drive and a good place to spot plenty of wildlife, especially Bighorn Sheep, Antelope, mountain blue birds, even the ocassional Mountain Lion.Recommended 4WD for the gravel road past Lower Slide Lake but, I have driven it with a regular sedan many times. Just be careful as the road is in bad need of repair, especially early spring after...

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  • Mormon Row

    Historical row of houses originally built by settlers.Most people stop off at the famous barn (pictured) or, the row of houses which line the various lanes.Secret: If you continue on the road to Kelly then, on to Red Hills campground, you will find some of the oldest of buildings which are in a beautiful state of detereoration. The park has a...

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  • Antelope Flats Road - (road to Kelly)

    Most people visiting the park only bother driving the outer/inner road loops or, hurry off to Yellowstone to see the buffalo not realizing that Antelope Flats road has a sizeable herd of buffalo which are usually grazing peacefully within camera range of the car.Also, because of it being less busy, the animals are much more relaxed and "natural"...

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  • Sunflowers in Wyoming

    I went to Wyoming in 1996 to visit some distant family related to my mothers’ boyfriend. I saw beautiful fields of sunflowers, my mother’s favorite flower. I did not see any signs for sunflowers or tours of sunflower fields or growers, so I figured this would be off the beaten path. I did not do anything else in Wyoming that was worth writing...

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  • Grand Teton Brewing

    I knew things were looking a bit fishy when I began seeing the labels for Teton and Old Faithful Ale. The did not quite looks the same as I remembered from my 1994 visit to the area but I couldn't put my finger on it. They certainly looked close but not exact. I also had not seen my favorite of their beers, the greatly named Moose Juice Stout.I...

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  • Just Wander Around Yellowstone

    Yellowstone National Park is huge. You could spend a week in there and not see everything. So don't miss Old Faithful and the waterfalls and the buffalo and the hot springs but after you've seen all the famous attractions, take some time to just wander around - on foot or in your car - and just see where the day takes you. I admittedly got a little...

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  • Devils Gate

    The Devils Gate was prominent landmark along the Oregon Trail as well as a Pony Express. Although, they did not actually pass through the gate and went it around it, it was a good source of water due to the Sweetwater River. Its this historic "road" or route was used by hundreds of thousands of emigrants between the 1840s-1870s as they made their...

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  • eat in a teepee

    cheap dinner with a beautiful scenery...in front of the Teton Range! Basically, dinner in a teepee! I know...cheezy, but I enjoyed the scenery the most.

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  • Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway

    Come off I90 and take 14A from Sheridan towards Cody and Yellowstone. It is a beautiful drive which in June took us up through the snow covered mountains offering fantastic views both East and West. Stop frequently at the pull-ins and read the information signs which give you the history and geology of the land.

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  • Independance Rock, WY

    ok, so its on a main road, which hardly classes as "off the beaten track" however it is in the middle of nowhere. The place where 4 main trails cross: the Oregan, California, Mormon and Pony Express Trails. A large rocky outcrop measuring more than a mile in circumference, 700 feet wide, 1900 feet long and 136 feet high. Pioneers used to stop here,...

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  • Look for the scenic byways

    When surrounded by such beautiful scenery as you find in Wyoming, it's important that you take the time to enjoy it, so one thing I'd really recommend when planning your trip is to allow enough time to travel on some of the scenic byways in the state. You see so much more than when using the Interstate and it's easy to stop the car whenever you...

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  • 45th Paralell

    This is the 45th paralell at Yellowstone National Park. I know it's kind of weird, but I have this thing about being in different geographical and climatic zones. I just like to see how the Earth, Sun, Moon, and Sky look from different parts of the world. My next venture is the Arctic Circle. Then it will be on to the South Pole.

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  • Visit a farm

    Most of Wyoming is ranchland. That's why Wyoming is called the Cowboy State. If you ever have the chance to visit a farm - then do it. A fellow student invited me and some friends to his parents farm once. We took a ride with a pick-up truck across the farmlands - and got stucked in the mud. We had to call help by radio to pull us out of the...

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  • A hidden canyon

    A nice and unknown site is Sybille Canyon. On the way from Laramie to Wheatland state highway 34 leads through the several miles long canyon. Beautiful scenery and much more interesting than taking I 80 and I 25 to get from Laramie to Wheatland. There is a wildlife reservoir in the canyon. You can even see buffaloes in a fenced area in the canyon....

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  • Table Mountain

    I already described the hike in the 'must see' area, but it probably qualifies as 'off-the-beaten-track' as well. It is a glorious hike with a magnificent payoff at the trail's end, but there is plenty of good stuff on the way in. The flower gardens are blooming strongly in the month of August, Table Mountain rising above, with just the crest of...

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  • Jackson Lake Dam

    How about a job building something like this? Out in the middle of nowhere!! There is that sky again!!!

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  • Walk the trails

    Just walking the trails in this country is awesome. Such clarity to the air and the light. Everything is kept very clean. You could walk for miles and miles.

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  • Wildlife, nature, and more big sky

    There are wonderful ranches all around...lots of livestock and beautiful horses. The locals told us that at a certain time of year you can see droves of deer and other animals coming down from the mountain to feed. My husband is an old deer hunter so he was fascinated and wishing to go back to see that.

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  • The boring south-west

    The south-west of the state is flat and green. It is quite boring. But once we saw the sign: EAT MEAT, WYOMING COWCOUNTRY, we held on and it got better.

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  • Independence Rock

    If you drive through Wyoming on I-80 you will see Independence Rock which was a well-known landmark on the Sweetwater River. Called "The Great Register of the Desert," it is a 193-foot-high granite boulder with a base that covers more than 27 acres. More than 5,000 names were carved on it by explorers, trappers, adventurers, scientists,...

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  • The Continental Divide

    The Continental Divideis the highland in North America that separates the waters flowing into the Atlantic Ocean from those flowing into the Pacific. In the United 5tates and Canada the Great Divide is high in the Rocky Mountains. It crosses New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alberta in Canada. It joins the Height...

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  • Split Rock

    From South Pass the Pony Express Trail followed the Sweetwater River northeastward to Split Rock Station which was located 65 miles north of Rawlins on US287 heading for Lander. Split Rock Relay Station was a crude log structure with a pole corral and was located on the south side of the Sweetwater River. Pony Express lore tells that William...

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  • THE HIGHEST POINT IN WYOMING...

    THE HIGHEST POINT IN WYOMING IS GANNETT PEAK. ELEVATION IS 13,804 FEET. THE PRIMARY ROUTE IS 40 MILES, ROUND TRIP.ELEVATION GAIN IS 8650 FEET. I BELIEVE YOU HAVE TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS AT AN INDIAN RESERVATION TO CLIMB IT. HERE IS AN EXCERPT OFF THE NET FROM SOMEONE'S SUMMIT LOG: Got up at 4:30 and left camp at 6 am. We crossed the boulder field...

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  • THIS IS ANOTHER SHOT OF THE...

    THIS IS ANOTHER SHOT OF THE HIGHPOINT OF WYOMING, WHICH I WAS CLEARLY NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO. BUT WAIT! ABOUT THREE HOURS SOUTH BY CAR PUTS ONE OVER THE BORDER TO UTAH, WHERE THE HIGHPOINT IS IN THE SAME GENERAL VICINITY, AND ITS ONLY A 28.8 MILE R/T HIKE TO THE SUMMIT.....ON TO UTAH, THEN!!!

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  • Devil's Tower (Bear Rock, the...

    Devil's Tower (Bear Rock, the Lakota name)If you take a trip to Wyoming it is must that you see Devil's Tower just outside of Sundance, Wyoming. I am sure some of you will recognize it from the movie 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind.' This rock is a very spiritual place for the Lakota Indians. It is closed during various times in the summer for...

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  • Here are a couple of our South...

    Here are a couple of our South African friends visiting our ranch (Ramshorn Ranch). We have old rustic cabins, fly fishing, mountain biking, etc.

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  • This is my dog's (Daisy Duke)...

    This is my dog's (Daisy Duke) first experience to fly fishing. This is up in Sink's Canyon outside of Lander, Wyoming. Five minutes from my front door.

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  • A visit to the top of Casper...

    A visit to the top of Casper Mountain is breath taking, especially on a hot summer day. It's cool up there! A unique spot we found was a cemetary, located south of Casper on the way to Shirley Basin. the locals know of it but it is unmarked on the highway. It is the place where an old cowboy and his horse is buried. Other long time Wyoming cowboys...

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  • Green limestone badlands, on...

    Green limestone badlands, on WY Route 414, between Green River and Evanston. A remote, but scenic, desert part of the state.

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  • The original JC Penney store...

    The original JC Penney store is located in the small town of Kemmerer, Wyoming. Also nearby is the Fossil Butte National Monument, one of the richest sources of fossils in the world.http://www.nps.gov/fobu/http://kemmerer.org

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  • visit Grand Teton National...

    visit Grand Teton National Park if you have the time, we are like most tourists barely have time on our way to Yellowstone, to snap a shot of the beautiful peaks of Grand Teton, and as much as we would like to, never made it to the park.

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  • Evanston, Utah, right off of...

    Evanston, Utah, right off of I-80, is such a cute little town! We walked around and stumbled upon a little library/museum and an old train station for the Union Pacific Railroad. This was a little town built around the train stop, and for most of its life that was its only reason for existence. Even today, it seems to still be stuck at the turn of...

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  • If you want some good times...

    If you want some good times without seeing any other tourists go over the pass into Idaho. You can go up to Alta Wyoming by way of the Idaho road there. Great camping and rock climbing without the people. It's only an hour drive or so. But watch out for the pass, it's got a 10 percent grade on it. Can get nasty in winter.

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  • Hot Mineral PoolsThe World's...

    Hot Mineral PoolsThe World's Largest Mineral Hot Springs are open year round, including holidays. You can swim, slide, or just relax and soak in the water from the State Park's Big Spring.Not my picThermopolis

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  • Grand Tetons National Park: We...

    Grand Tetons National Park: We passed through this area on the way to Yellowstone, but the wilderness around here is just amazing. Sadly, just didn't have the time to spend here.

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  • This small chapel is along the...

    This small chapel is along the road with the Tetons in the background. The location is one of the most scenic

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  • The drive from the Northeast...

    The drive from the Northeast entrance of Yellowstone up to the Sawtooth Highway is a great drive. Starting at Tower Junction in Yellowstone, go out the Silver Gate entrance. This will take you to the Beartooth Pass at 10,947 feet. Not a road for those that don't like curves and heights. Stop at the Beartooth Pass pullout and look over the entire...

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  • Blue Star Spring - Blue Star...

    Blue Star Spring - Blue Star is a pretty Blue Pool that is usually near to boiling temperature. Because it is so close to Old Faithful it is very easy to see. Thus, not only is it popular but it has also been the subject of abuse as tourists throw trash into the pool.

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