There are many places to see while vacationing in Wyoming. Some of the top picks include:⠀
Yellowstone National Park - the first national park in history. Home to Morning Glory Pool, Grand Prismatic Spring, Old Faithful Geyser, The Crow's Nest at the Old Faithful Inn and more!⠀
Devils Tower - The first declared National Monument in the United States. ⠀
Bighorn Medicine Wheel - American Indian circle of stones used to predict astronomical events. ⠀
Fossil Bone Cabin - A century-old cabin off of Highway 30 touts an unusual construction material: dinosaur bones. ⠀
National Museum of Wildlife Art - One of the largest collections of wildlife art in the United States, built into the side of a cliff in rural Wyoming. ⠀
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Growing up in the days of Yogi and Booboo stealing picnic baskets in Jellystone Park, this park has been a boy’s dream for a long time.
Coming here was a very stark contrast to the Rockies we’ve been chasing thus far. It’s the epitome of a geological Point Of Interest. I’ve never really seen bizarre natural phenomena before, so coming here was a lot of, “What in the capital F is happening here?!?! 🤔”
Minerals, elements, springs, geysers, volcanos, liquid hot “MAGMA”, colorful bacterial universes, smelly steams, and bubbly mud are all interesting things that crop up from the ground here. But you learn quick while driving to all these POIs that this place is huge and has so much more to offer.
The park is a giant loop taking several hours to navigate and divides the place up into four unique quadrants. I would highly recommend taking time to visit the many different environments here because its all distinctly amazing.
Go see all the major famous stuff 💯. Old Faithful is a tourist spectacle, and I would highly recommend taking the elevated trail to view the Giant Prismatic Spring because that craziness needs to be seen from elevated viewpoint. But in the Northeast section of the park, they have the Lamar Meadow where buffalo, wolves, and elk come out to people watch.
Yellowstone has its own grand canyon which is seriously Bob Ross painting beautiful! The Abarsoka mountain range in the east makes no sense being here, but it is and its glorious. Yellowstone Lake is the largest elevated lake in the US and is a good place for high-fives with family and friends.
It’s a very family friendly park. Much of it is a “drive and gawk” situation built for grandparents in glorious RVs and wheelchairs. Bring your Daddas and Daddis! 👴🏼 👵 .
Got to see a moose for the first time in the Tetons. So beautiful! This was through binoculars to see facial details, but she was only about 25 feet away. Didn’t mind us being nearby which was good.
Grand Tetons, WY 9.8.18
My three boys, on the highest point of the Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway, after a spontaneous adventure that we would have most definitely missed had we taken the interstate. New blog about how we planned our route! Link in bio.
Traffic jams in Yellowstone were mainly caused by the yearning of the human spirit to witness and capture Wyoming’s majestic bison. Here is the beauty of Bill...Buffalo Bill on a 300mm. I realized then, after being engaged to this amazing animal, that I must invest in a 500mm lens to capture the images I want to capture from a distance. The spirit of the wildlife through their eyes. _______________________________________________________
🎧 #MadeleinePeyroux _ @yellowstonenps #suzieduranphotography#pccgeology
The Grand Tetons. Without a doubt, one of the most breathtaking sites I’ve yet to lay my eyes on. The drive here was so incredibly overwhelming it nearly moved me to tears. It was awe inspiring to capture such mountainous perfection. _______________________________________________________
🎧 #RayLaMontagne _ @grandtetonnps #pccgeology#suzieduranphotography