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Wyoming
tired of being tied doWn to the same old routine? sick of traffic and deadlines? come to Wyoming and roam free!

Wyoming offers an aWful lot, but What it doesn’t offer is the same old, same old.
There are amazing choices for sightseeing, outdoor recreation, nature study, cultural diversion, and just kickin’ back and relaxing. Roam free in Wyoming and breathe the fresh air, marvel at a sky that’s impossibly blue, turn 360 degrees without seeing a building, stand tall on the Continental Divide. Look within the scenery and you’ll find treasures of nature from big to small—from bison to hummingbirds, towering For ideas, information, rock monoliths to tiny alpine wildflowers. maps, photos and more, visit You’ll discover accommodations from big to small, Wyomingtourism.org. too. Whether your choice is a luxury lodge, a rustic Be sure to order the free cabin or a tent along an unnamed stream, Wyoming Wyoming Vacation Packet, has got you covered. From simple to fancy, you’ll available online. find Wyoming is an excellent value as a destination.
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March-April 2012

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Lake Marie, Carbon County, Wyoming

Roamin’ CaRbon County
Want to knoW a secret? There is a gem waiting to be discovered in Southeast Wyoming—Carbon County. We’re a bit off the beaten track, but we think you’ll agree that’s a good thing. If you love the outdoors you’ll find plenty to love here. Hike a high mountain trail along the Continental Divide. Fish the worldfamous Miracle Mile, a stretch of angler’s paradise along the North Platte River. Drive scenic roads with oohs and aahs at every turn. You’ll love the beauty of Aspen Alley, turning from cheery green in summer to golden in the fall. Follow bootprints across the High Plains on the Outlaw Trail Loop scenic drive or enjoy stunning vistas of the Snowy Range Scenic Byway. Shutterbugs will keep busy with mountain panoramas, spectacular sunsets, vivid wildflowers and unbelievable opportunities to photograph elk, moose, pronghorn and much more wildlife. The great American West is here, showcased in numerous museums and historic towns. The Old Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins gives a peek into life behind bars with guided tours through the cell blocks and the Death House. For a taste of the modern West, take in the bronc ridin’, steer wrestlin’ and bull ridin’ at a rodeo. Follow up your days of outdoor discovery with a soak in the world-famous Hobo Hot Springs in Saratoga, where the waters range from 101 to 120 degrees! For a free visitor information packet visit www.wyomingcarboncounty.com.

Devils Tower National Monument

Yoming’s TWo naTionaL paRks LeaD The LisT of to-do’s.

Yellowstone national park is so big and full of so many natural wonders that it almost defies description. Roam free in Yellowstone and discover steaming geysers, bubbling mudpots, the crashing waters of Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls, and the grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There are endless activities, from tame to adventurous. Take a hike, ogle at elk and bison, fish for trout in mountain rivers, ride a horse through towering pines. Just down the road is grand Teton national park, whose jagged peaks are among the most picturesque mountains on earth. everywhere you turn are scenic beauties that will keep photographers snapping away. and you have to work hard not to notice the bison, elk and moose that populate the park. in eastern Wyoming, Devils Tower national monument rises 867 feet above the prairie. The park preserves a fascinating geologic feature that is popular with climbers and is a sacred site for many native americans. Take a break from outdoor fun to explore one of Wyoming’s many museums, including the national museum of Wildlife art, Jackson; the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis; Community Fine arts Center, Rock springs; Buffalo Bill historical Center, Cody; Cheyenne Frontier Days old West museum, Cheyenne; Buffalo Bill Historical Center nicolaysen museum and Discovery Center, Casper; medicine Bow museum, medicine Bow; sheridan County museum, sheridan; sweetwater County historical museum, green River; national historic Trails interpretive Center, Casper. For details on these museums, visit www.wyomingtourism.org/overview/10-Must-see-Wyoming-Museums/692125. and while you’ll love the scenery, it is the friendly people of Wyoming who will make your visit really special. With a smile they’ll teach you to flyfish, direct you to the best hiking trails, take you on a trail ride, or welcome you to a chuckwagon barbecue. if you’re visiting in late July, they’d love to invite you to get a taste of the old West at Cheyenne Frontier Days, the largest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration in the world. Audubon March-April 2012

Buffalo Bill Historical center ©steven G. smitH

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roamin’ free: grand teton lodge company
at Grand teton national park, you’ll find vacation choices tailored for every interest or BudGet, froM eleGant to loW-key. if you Want to Beat the croWds, consider visitinG durinG June, the value season, for a 20-percent savinGs on the Grand adventure packaGe.
The AAA-rated four-diamond Jenny Lake Lodge offers a unique experience —cabin rooms that are rustically elegant, with hewed log beams, hand-made quilts and down comforters. Some rooms have wood-burning stoves. Your stay includes daily gourmet breakfast and dinner, horseback rides, and bicycle rentals. For a classic national park lodging experience, Jackson Lake Lodge combines rustic elements with the modern international style. The lobby’s 60-foot windows frame a panoramic view of Jackson Lake and the Teton Range. This full-service eco-hotel boasts 385 rooms, suites and cottages, a heated pool and more. Want to go rustic without roughin’ it? Check out the historic homestead cabins at Colter Bay Village. Refurbished to modern standards, they give a taste of pioneer life, without the hardships. For accommodations that are free of frills, the campground has RV hookups, tent cabins and sites for tent camping. Colter Bay Village is an economical choice within walking distance of a grocery store, gift shop, restaurant and stunning Colter Bay Marina. Whether you’re staying in one of the lodges or in your own tent, you can treat yourself to fine dining in a choice of restaurants. Why not try a fivecourse dinner with wine pairings in the classic-Western log Dining Room of Jenny Lake Lodge? Western choices like buffalo and trout are the headliners at the Jackson Lake Lodge. You’ll discover fine dining and spectacular views of the Teton Range in the Mural Room, not to mention the magnificent murals painted by 20th century master Carl Roters. Looking for a fun family environment? Go no further than the Colter Bay Village Ranch House for comfort-style food with a flare. If you prefer your own picnic, you’ll find a choice of groceries at the Colter Bay Village general store. At the Colter Bay Marina you can rent a kayaks and canoes or book a fishing trip or boating excursion on Jackson Lake. For more information on a Grand Teton vacation, visit www.gtlc.com or call 800-628-9988. The Grand Teton Lodge Company is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service within Grand Teton National Park.

Above, the Mural Room, Jackson Lake Lodge

Jenny Lake Lodge

Roamin’ buffalo bill’s Cody/yelloWstone CountRy
Wildlife, outdoor sports, unrivaled scenic vieWs, historic attractions, and the Most faMous national park in the country—you’ll find all this When you explore Buffalo Bill’s cody/ yelloWstone country.
From the world-famous geyser, Old Faithful, to the elk, bison, moose, deer, bears and other wildlife that are everywhere, Yellowstone National Park is almost synonymous with natural wonders. And it’s just a short drive from the town of Cody. After discovering Yellowstone, take a hike or horseback ride through the breathtaking Absaroka Mountains. Go fly-fishing on the Shoshone River. Play a round of golf, mountain bike, canoe or kayak around Cody. In the winter, there’s plenty of skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing and snowmobiling. When you’re ready to roam around some history, check out the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. This world-class museum features Western art, natural history and one of the country’s largest collections of relic guns. When evening rolls around, tap your toe to live music at Dan Miller’s Cowboy Revue, or take in some barrel racing at the Cody Nite Rodeo. You’ll find fine art galleries, great shopping and amazing food. Dig into a few Western specialties, like a juicy porterhouse steak or some Rocky Mountain oysters. Whatever your plans, make sure Buffalo Bill’s Cody/ Yellowstone Country is a part of them. For info, visit yellowstonecountry.org, or call 1-800-393-2639.

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