Journey West by way of Wyoming

Historic Trails West offers horse riding and wagon rides along the Oregon Trail in Casper, Wyoming.

Just minutes from downtown Casper, Casper Mountain offers beautiful scenery like the Garden Creek Falls in Rotary Park.

Casper, Wyoming, Dec. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – If you start planning your next vacation and dream of traveling, a destination with expansive spaces, freedom of movement and a commitment to responsible travel might be top of your list. Filled with valleys turning into mountain peaks, otherworldly hot springs, and endless landscapes as far as the eye can see, the ways to visit Wyoming on your 2021 road trip are endless.

And while the world’s first national park may be the reason you plan a trip to Wyoming, it shouldn’t be the only thing on your bucket list. From kayaking among the pink cliffs of Fremont Canyon to casting a fishing line on the blue ribbon of the North Platte River to walking through history on the Oregon Trail in Casper, Wyoming is the perfect stop on the Road to Yellowstone.

“Looking ahead to 2021, the outdoors will continue to be a major draw for visitors,” said Brook Kaufman. “And with one person per 111 acres in Wyoming, there’s plenty of room to spread out, explore, and soak up all that Wyoming has to offer.”

Located off Interstate 25, Casper is an ideal stopover for travelers heading to Yellowstone National Park in the northwestern part of the state. Plus, planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park is easy when you use Visit Casper’s Road to Yellowstone Trip Planning Kit. The free kit includes a travel guide, a Wyoming road trip route with activities, and a QR code for the perfect Wyoming road trip playlist. (Order yours at www.visitcasper.com/plan-your-trip/the-road-to-yellowstone/.)

As you travel through Wyoming, be sure to add the following Casper activities to your list:

  • Take the short hike to Garden Creek Falls on Casper Mountain
  • Visit Register Cliff, stand in ruts left by wagons on the Oregon Trail, and stroll around Independence Rock
  • Take a horse-drawn carriage ride on the Oregon Trail with the Historic Trails West
  • Rent bikes and ride the Platte River Trails in Casper, or hike miles of mountain bike trails on Casper Mountain
  • Book a guided fly fishing trip with expert guides and outfitters on the North Platte River
  • Stroll downtown Casper, with stops like Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters, the Backwards Distilling Company, David Street Station, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Frontier Brewing, and Donells Candies
  • See a woolly mammoth and real T-Rex at the Tate Geological Museum in Casper
  • Climb, kayak or jet ski at Fremont Canyon, one of Wyoming’s best kept secrets

Casper and other Wyoming destinations are working diligently to minimize risk to keep Cowboy State visitors and locals safe. Travelers are encouraged to aid in these efforts by wearing masks, practicing good hygiene, and engaging in social distancing as the health, safety, and wellbeing of visitors and residents remain a top priority.

Order your free Yellowstone Travel Planning Kit here. Learn more about Casper, Wyoming at 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 www.VisitCasper.com.

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