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We're going to let you in on a little secret: Wyoming is THE ultimate summer road trip destination. From rivers and lakes and waterfalls to wild horses, antelopes and bison, Wyoming's great outdoors have to be seen to be believed.
If you don't know much about Wyoming, it's understandable that when planning a road trip you might just drive straight from Utah or Colorado to Grand Teton or Yellowstone National Park. But you'd be missing out on dozens of incredible adventures, so get your map ready and pin these 7 stops for your next road trip.
We've outlined 7 of our favorite stops, starting with Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.
Encompassing over 200,000 acres of gorgeous lush green land, with 375 miles of shoreline, Flaming Gorge could be a weeklong vacation all on its own. If you're adding it to your road trip, you could kayak, SUP, camp or embark on a fishing trip.
One of those must stop detours is a scoop or two from Farson - home of the Big Cone.
About twenty minutes from Pinedale there are two very large lakes and lodges to enjoy a cool dip on a hot summer day. Take a paddle board or pontoon boat out on the water, dock on one of the empty beaches and take a hike to an overlook.
Located 15 miles from Kemmerer, Fossil Butte National Monument is one of the most unique historical visitor sites in the US. With two hikes and an off road trail, likelihood of seeing beavers, deer and bears is very high. After a hike, cool off in the visitors center where you can see hundreds of fossils of the local plants and animals that called this area home.
Two words: Wild Horses.
Take the 2-4 hour drive on top of the mesa in search of wild horses and antelopes. The best viewing times are around sunrise or before sunset.
Sunsets in Wyoming can't be missed; the golden rays brighten the valleys and highlight the mountain tops right before the whole sky turns dark blue, then purple and finally black. And that's when the sky really pops as hundreds of stars start to shine super bright.