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Pitstops & Detours for Your Wyoming Road Trip

If a Wyoming road trip isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. Wyoming’s scenery often gets a bad rap. Many (mistakenly) believe that, outside of the Grand Tetons, the state is flat and grassy. Those people couldn’t be more wrong.

Wyoming is actually packed with outdoor adventures, educational experiences, and scenic byways. If you’re new to driving through Wyoming, we recommend you start with the span between Badlands and Yellowstone National Park. This stretch of wide open road is a summertime staple for those more familiar with the open road. 

Swing by Snow King, then get ready to take Wyoming’s small towns, historical sites, and lesser-known hiking trails by storm. 

wyoming buffalo in a field during road trip

Along the Way

 

Landmarks:

North Breccia Cliffs

Don't miss this photo opp just outside of Jackson Hole. Stop off on the side of the road (safely) to snap a picture in front of the rugged North Breccia Cliffs. 

Teapot Rock

Teapot Rock is distinctive for more than one reason. You'll see its unique formations from a mile away. But it's also the site of an infamous presidential bribery scandal. 

Morecroft Texas Trail Rest Area

Yes, this is a great place to use the bathroom. But it also has historical and educational signs about cattle brought from Texas to replace Wyoming's dying buffalo.

Pitstops:

Gold Standard Farm & Ranch

This farm and ranch will give you a peek into rural living in Wyoming. Purchase farm fresh eggs, produce, and even grass feed beef to fuel your road trip adventures. 

Cowgirl Pizza & Laundromat

Pizza and laundry don't seem to go together, but at Cowgirl they most definitely do. Clean up your clothes while digging into their craft beer and made-from-scratch pizzas. 

Buffalo Jump Steakhouse

Buffalo Jump prides itself on serving up Midwest dishes with a Buffalo Jump twist. But what they're really known for is their steaks. They even serve a Buffalo ribeye! 

Educational Experiences:

National Bighorn Sheep Center

Get up close and personal with bighorn sheep, wildlife you don't usually see outside of the back country. Learn about their history, habitats, and more at this attraction.

National Historic Trails

Operated by the BLM, this interpretive center features Native American history, the Pony Express, and travel corridors through Wyoming. Take a step into the state's past.

West Texas Trail Museum

The West Texas Trail was the path by which cattle were driven to Wyoming to replace dying buffalo. Learn about this and more at this cowboys and cattle museum.

blue car parked in parking lot with tetons in the background

ROAD TRIP DETOURS

Let your road trip through South Dakota and Wyoming take you off the beaten path. These outdoor adventures and wild attractions are all the reason you need to take a day or two or seven to make your way from Badlands to Yellowstone. 

Shoshone National Forest

This national forest sometimes gets lost in the shadows of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton. Take some time on your trip to explore the trails, campgrounds, and views.

Boysen State Park

What's now Boysen State Park was first traversed by fur trappers. Now, you can take a dip in the river or try fishing, hiking, camping, and more. This is the perfect break from driving.

Thunder Basin National Grassland

Thunder Basin National Grassland covers nearly 2.9 million acres. Your road trip will criss cross a large swatch of it. Discover this underrated outdoor recreation area.

Bighorn Mountain Range

The Bighorn Mountains are a sister to Colorado's Rocky Mountains, and one of Wyoming's hidden gems. Explore glassy lacks and scenic hikes, all without very many people. 

Devil's Tower National Monument

This almost other-worldly geographic feature pops up out of the Black Hills. It's one of the best places to crack climb in the world, and is also home to events like the annual UFO Rendezvous.

Black Hills National Forest

Black Hills National Forest spans the stateline between Wyoming and South Dakota. This bi-state forest offers hiking, camping, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, and so much more.

girl running down the road towards the tetons

On the Road Again!

Hit the road to Snow King Resort this fall and winter. Whether you're on the road to leaf-peeping or in pursuit of powder, you'll find adventure in Jackson Hole and all the stops along the way. 

Our "On the Road Again" offer features:

  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Waived daily pet fee
  • $40 gas credit towards your stay
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