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Wyoming

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Introduction

View of the Wind River Canyon ©Shiras Rajendran

The wide open spaces and mountain ranges of the rugged state of Wyoming are populated by a vast array of wildlife. Animals far outnumber humans in this, the least populated state in the country. Wyoming is a mix of Wild West frontier heritage and spectacular scenery, with a few modern cities and overgrown cowtowns and two spectacular national parks.


Yellowstone National Park is the oldest on the planet. Its location on top of a volcanic crater has resulted in a unique landscape of geysers, fumaroles, mud pots, alpine lakes and canyons. The towering granite peaks of Grand Teton National Park further south provide endless opportunities for climbers, hikers and skiers.


Known as the 'Cowboy State', towns in Wyoming such as Jackson and Cody exude the spirit of the Wild West with wooden boardwalks, rodeos, restored shop-front facades and staged shoot-outs. As Buffalo Bill's hometown, Cody is well known for its western-style wares and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center detailing the history of the American West. Around the sophisticated resort town of Jackson are numerous guest and working ranches that are a reminder of the state's history, and everywhere the hat-brandishing cowboy that is the state insignia preserves the image of the romantic Wild West. Despite this picture of a rough, male-dominated state, Wyoming was the first to allow women to vote in 1869. The state has also recently featured as the spectacular backdrop for the critically acclaimed film


Those who enjoy the outdoors will find a wealth of recreational activities among the breathtaking scenery, especially in the northwest where visitors can hike, kayak, boat or raft, fish, climb, camp and ski to their heart's content.


Climate Info

The Wyoming climate is semi-arid and as the second highest state in the country, conditions tend to be dry. The lower lying areas tend to receive very little rain, usually about five inches (127mm), while the Grand Tetons and other mountains in the state receive 60 inches or more (152cm). Statewide, summers are usually warm to hot, with cooler mornings, and winters can be cold with heavy snowfall, particularly in the mountains. Springtime is usually mild, while autumns are cool with occasional snow at higher altitudes. Summer temperatures average about 61°F (16°C) and winter temperatures around 21°F (-6°C).


Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS)

LocationThe airport is located two miles (3km) north of Cheyenne city centre.
Time DifferenceGMT -7 (GMT -6 from March to November).
Contacts

Tel: +1 307 634 7071.

Getting to city

Airport door-to-door shuttles are available from outside the terminal. Taxis are also available.

Car Rental

Car rental facilities at the airport include Avis, National, and Hertz.

Airport Facilities

Facilities at the airport include a hair salon, insurance and travel agencies, and a cafe.

Car Parking

Parking at the airport is free. Parking in front of the terminal has a two-hour limit.

Depature TaxNone.
Websitewww.cheyenneairport.com


Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)

LocationThe airport is located 10 miles (16km) north of Jackson.
Time DifferenceGMT -7 (GMT -6 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Getting to city

Shuttles offer service from the airport, charging $20 per person to Jackson and $30 per person to Teton Village. Some hotels also offer a pick-up service, but this must be arranged prior to arrival. Taxis and car hire are also available at the airport.

Car Rental

Rental cars are available from Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise.

Airpor Taxis

Taxis are available at the airport; an average fare for one or two people to Jackson is $40.

Airport Facilities

Airport facilities include vending machines, gift shops, a restaurant, ATMs, and a lost and found.

Car Parking

Short-term parking is free in rows one and two of the lot, while overnight parking costs $10.

Websitewww.jacksonholeairport.com


Yellowstone National Park


The world's first national park, Yellowstone was established in 1872 and despite its popularity today, most of the park still remains an undeveloped wilderness of magnificent mountain scenery, waterfalls, alpine lakes and rivers. It is renowned for its geothermal wonders and abundance of
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Grand Canyon at Yellowstone National Park ©Brocken Inaglory



Grand Teton National Park


Occupying the valley of Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park's identifying feature is the sharp granite peaks of the impressive Teton Range, with the dramatic Cathedral Group known as 'Les Trois Tetons' or 'The Three Beasts' towering above the valley floor. At their centre is the Gran
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Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park ©Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith



Mill Iron Ranch


What good's a visit to Cowboy Country without a little trail riding thrown into the mix? At Mill Iron Ranch, the Wheeldon family - led by the charismatic cowboy-proprietor, Chancy - boldly claim to 'run the best huntin', fishin', ridin' and eatin' outfit in [Jackson]'; and the scores of
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Mill Iron Ranch ©woodleywonde



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