Seeing the Frontier in Cheyenne

Curt Gowdy State Park offers a number of hiking and biking trails at various levels

Curt Gowdy State Park offers a number of hiking and biking trails at various levels

Since its start as a spot on the westward expansion of the Union Pacific Railroad, Cheyenne remains connected to its frontier legacy. Yet this Wyoming city has been ushering in offerings that appeal to just about any outsider: craft breweries, innovative cuisine, and hiking and biking trails. From outdoor excursions to Western gear stores, there is a lot to explore in and around Cheyenne. And every summer there’s what’s known as the “Daddy of ‘Em All”: the Cheyenne Frontier Days. So saddle up.

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Connect With Nature at Jackson Fork Ranch

In and around Jackson Fork Ranch are rivers and creeks teeming with trophy cutthroat trout

In and around Jackson Fork Ranch are rivers and creeks teeming with trophy cutthroat trout

Hundreds of snorting bison chew on tender grass. Elegant white trumpeter swans swaddle nests, awaiting chicks. Taupe pronghorn run wild and free in vast valleys. Deer, elk, and bald eagles emerge from the forests, and the rivers are thick with trophy cutthroat trout. Only the human population is sparse; 100 people call Bondurant, Wyoming, home.

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Winter Wonder Yellowstone

Winter in Yellowstone, Wyoming

Visitors from the world over flock to explore Yellowstone’s breathtaking 2.2 million acres of forest, meadows, rivers and mountains. Yellowstone’s colorful history is populated with mountain men, fur trappers, explorers and runaways. Photographer William Henry Jackson and artist Thomas Moran’s passionate documentations of Yellowstone convinced Congress it should be America’s first National Park in 1872. Today the Park is revered as a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site.

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