National Parks in Wyoming

The least populated of the 50 states, Wyoming has room to roam.

Majestic Mountains, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Majestic Mountains, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

See bison up close in Yellowstone National Park.

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Michael H Spivak/Moment/Getty Images

Wyoming's national parks run the gamut from bucket-list destinations like Grand Teton and Yellowstone to historic trails and sites that tell the tale of the American West. Discover them all.

Bighorn Canyon

National Recreation Area, Fort Smith, WY and MT

For world-class fishing, Bighorn is the place. The south district in Wyoming offers anglers secluded spots within amazing scenery on Bighorn Lake, as well as opportunities for hiking and touring historic ranches preserved in time. Discover Bighorn Canyon >>

California

National Historic Trail, WY and CA, CO, ID, KS, MO, NE, NV, OR, UT

More than 1,000 miles across 10 states illuminate the lives of emigrants who traveled to California in search of gold and farmland in the 1840s-50s during the greatest migration in American history. Follow the California National Historic Trail >>

Devils Tower

National Monument, Devils Tower, WY

Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower National Monument

Deep within the Black Hills of Crook County, WY, lies an impressive geologic laccolith known as Devils Tower National Monument. Protruding from the ground to an astounding 1,200-plus feet above the Belle Fourche River, Devils Tower was formed by igneous rock intruding between the layers of surrounding sedimentary rocks.

Photo by: Kennan Harvey, Getty Images

Kennan Harvey, Getty Images

A supreme climbing destination, this park focuses on a remarkable geologic feature rising up from the prairie. Many local American Indian tribes consider the place to be sacred. Learn more about Devils Tower >>

Fort Laramie

National Historic Site, Southeast WY

A witness to westward expansion and the clash of American Indian and immigrant cultures, this historic U.S. military outpost was originally established for the fur trade. Experience Fort Laramie >>

Fossil Butte

National Monument, Kemmerer, WY

Calling all amateur archaeologists — here in southeast Wyoming, you can see some of the world's most well-preserved fossils, evidence of a former subtropical landscape in this now-chilly climate. Learn more about Fossil Butte >>  

Grand Teton

National Park, Moose, WY

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Apparently, no landscape says rugged individualism more timelessly than Grand Tetons National Park in Wyoming. Django Unchained, Brokeback Mountain, Shane and Rocky IV all include scenes shot in the Tetons.

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iStockPhoto.com/dmathies

This striking landscape, dramatically framed by the snow-capped Teton Range, offers hundreds of miles of trails to explore, plus the Snake River for floating, fishing and more. Discover Grand Teton National Park >>

John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Memorial Parkway

Connecting two of the West's greatest parks, Grand Teton and Yellowstone, this scenic parkway passes through amazing landscapes and celebrates one of the national park system's greatest champions. Plan a trip on the parkway >>

Mormon Pioneer

National Historic Trail, WY and IL, IA, NE, UT

This trail follows the 1,300-mile route that thousands of Mormons traveled in the mid 1800s to escape persecution in the East. Learn more about the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail >>

Oregon

National Historic Trail, WY and ID, KS, MO, NE, OR, WA

It's not just the computer game you played as a kid. The Oregon Trail covers 2,000 miles traveled by early American settlers heading West. Get more info about the real Oregon Trail >>

Pony Express 

National Historic Trail, WY and CA, CO, KS, MO, NE, NV, UT

Before texting, telephones and even telegraphs, there were young men facing great risk by riding horses to carry mail across the American West. This trail follows their rides and tells their stories. Learn more about the Pony Express >>

Yellowstone

National Park in WY, ID, MT

If you're traveling to Yellowstone National Park, don't leave without seeing the Grand Prismatic Spring.

Photo by: Stephan Hoerold/iStockphoto

Stephan Hoerold/iStockphoto

Established in 1872, America's first national park is still one of its favorite. Here, marvel at geologic wonders, including famous geysers, and wildlife beyond your imagination. Learn more about Yellowstone National Park >>

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