Wyoming is located in the west of the United States of America. The 10th largest state by area, it is the least populated. This is due to the beauty that comes with it: Mountains. The high elevation thanks to beautiful mountain sights make Wyoming a beauty to adore. The mountains also provide various fun activities such as backpacking, hiking, snowboarding, fishing, climbing, skiing, biking, etc. So you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and in the same vein, have as much fun as you please.
Here are some mountains you can visit, climb and feel literally on top of the world:
The Teton Range:
The Grand Teton Range is located in the Grand Teton National Park. The mountain rises to an elevation of 13,776 feet. The most amazing thing about this mountain is there are no foothills that lead to higher grounds. They just appear out of nowhere in their towering magnificence in the North West of Wyoming. The mountain is great for backpacking, hiking and rock climbing. It also provides the perfect backdrop for skiing as it is home to the very best ski resorts in the world. An added advantage of this range is its location. The Grand Teton National Park is great for wildlife and beautiful scenery.
Wind Rivers Range:
The Wind Rivers is home to Wyoming tallest mountain, The Gannet Peak. Dubbed the best spot for backpacking in Wyoming, the 13,804-foot tall mountain is an attractive sight to behold. Daring for hikers as the walk to the summit is quite difficult, it is adventurous for those who would be willing to try. Hiking trails take various hikers along alpine lakes and forests alike. The area also allows for the tour of backpacking routes such as the Cirque of the Towers and Titcomb Basin as they provide some of the best views atop the mountain. Also, during Winter, the White Pine Ski Area is available for affordable skiing.
The Snowy Range:
The Snowy Range is home to the Medicine Bow Peak. Standing at 12,014 feet tall, it is the highest point in southern Wyoming. This mountain range allows for ways to enjoy its lakes and forests through hiking or scenic byways. It also allows for Camping at the foot of the mountain or the Centennial as basecamp. In winter is where the mountain really comes alive. It allows for skiing in the Snowy Ski Area and amazing Snowmobile trails. The mountain is covered with snow from October to June and it is usually the best time to visit. During summer, the conditions can be extreme with thunderstorms and hail.
The Bighorn Mountain:
Located in the north-central of Wyoming, the views from the Bighorn Mountain are a must-see. With various scenic byways, this mountain is unique as it is enhanced by the Bighorn national forest which allows for hunting, camping and fishing. This mountain offers a lot of opportunities for outdoor fun such as hiking, backpacking, biking, etc. Standing at 13,171 foot tall at Cloud Peak, the wilderness allows for trails spanning over 100 miles and jaw-dropping scenery along its byways. In the winter, Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area provides everything you need for skiing and snowboarding.
The Absaroka Range:
Located to the east of the Yellowstone National Park in the Absaroka Range. This range provides the perfect setting for hiking, horseback riding and so much more. The highest point in the range is the Francs Peak which is 13,153 foot tall. It is also home to the Togwotee Pass, considered to be one of the perfect drives in the country. You can enjoy the drive whilst taking in views over 9000 feet above sea level. The pass is also a haven for snowmobilers looking to cruise and enjoy the scenery.
Have you checked out any of these Mountains before? What was your experience? Share with us in the comments below, we’d love to hear you.