The North Platte Rivers run around Casper and its surroundings, making them the perfect place to cast your fishing line.
The Hogadon Basin ski area is a family-friendly outdoor playground for all ski and snowboard lovers on the summit of Casper Mountain.
Casper, Wyoming, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – With many travelers choosing to stay close to their home, weekend getaways, road trips, and one-way flights are among the top vacation trends for fall and winter traffic. In today’s busy world, vacations and short breaks are becoming the new norm for destinations that naturally offer social distance. And in a place like Casper, Wyoming, where 15 people per mile live, it’s easy to get away from the crowds and travel with peace of mind.
With autumn in full swing and winter quickly approaching, Casper has plenty of activities to choose from for your next vacation. If you’re wondering how best to enjoy your time in Casper, there are four ways to experience open spaces this fall and winter.
1. Book a guided fly fishing trip with an experienced outfitter.
When you visit Casper, you’ll see plenty of fishing opportunities right outside your door. The North Platte River meanders right through the heart of Casper, offering several places to stop and draw your line. Make the most of your trip by booking a guided fly fishing trip with an expert outfitter. Our fishing guides are some of the best in the west and know the North Platte River like the back of their hand. Many have access to private sections of the river. If you’d prefer to fish alone, there are several access points along the river, as well as at reservoirs a short drive from Casper. When visiting Alcova Reservoir, be sure to go to Fremont Canyon and take a moment to cast your line into the North Platte River, which flows through the middle of sheer canyon cliffs.
2. Walk, fish and cycle the Platten River Trails through town.
If you’re not entirely comfortable venturing into the wild, Casper offers a paved river path that runs through town. The Platte River Trails system follows the river for 11 miles through Casper and is great for hiking, running, biking, and roller blading. You can even play frisbee golf along the way. Be sure to pack your fishing rod while exploring the Platte River Trails around Casper as there are plenty of fishing spots along the way.
3. Book a winter snow adventure in the Hogadon Basin ski area.
For an easy weekend away, plan a trip to Casper and ski and snowboard in the Hogadon Basin ski area. Hogadon, as it is usually called, has great rentals, a new lodge, and a variety of packages to choose from, including lessons. Whether you are traveling alone or with friends and family, you are sure to have a great time in the snow. Combine your time on the mountain with a stay in a nearby hotel, lodge or holiday apartment in the city or on the mountain.
4. Take a ride.
One of the best ways to explore a new destination is by taking a drive. While Casper is off Interstate 25, there are back roads and two-lane freeways that stretch in all directions and lead to places like Fremont Canyon, Hell’s Half Acre, Ayres Natural Bridge, Independence Rock, and Cottonwood Creek Dinosaur Trail. And while Fall in Wyoming doesn’t have the same fall foliage as New England, you’re greeted with brilliant yellows, golds and oranges that cover Casper Mountain and the river floor. If you would like to visit Yellowstone National Park, order your free planning kit here.
Learn more about Casper, Wyoming and its vast expanses on VisitCasper.com.
About Visit Casper
Visit Casper is the official Destination Management Organization for Natrona County and aims to improve the county’s economic base through tourism. Casper is known for world class fly fishing on the North Platte River. is the annual host for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR); and was named one of the best mining towns in the country by Men’s Journal. More information is available at VisitCasper.com.
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