Wyoming, a state in the mountain region of Western United States, is the country’s least populous and the second least densely populated state. Wyoming is known as the state where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. The western two thirds of Wyoming are mostly covered with the mountain ranges and rangelands in the foothills of the eastern Rocky Mountains, and the eastern third is covered by the High Plains. The capital and largest city of Wyoming is Cheyenne. The state experiences a generally semi-arid and continental climate, and is comparatively drier and windier than most of the country.
What to see & do
With approximately 48% of Wyoming owned by the United States government, the state also has areas that are managed by the National Park Service and other agencies, which look after many of the tourist destinations in Wyoming. These sites include parks such as the Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Teton National Park; recreation areas such as the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area; national monuments including the Devils Tower National Monument and Fossil Butte National Monument; national historic sites and trails including the California National Historic Trail, Independence Rock, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Medicine Wheel National Historic Site, Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, Oregon National Historic Trail, and Pony Express National Historic Trail; the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway; and wildlife refuges and hatcheries which include Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, National Elk Refuge, Jackson National Fish Hatchery, and Saratoga National Fish Hatchery.
How to get around within Wyoming
Getting around the state of Wyoming in the United States is mostly done by car. Wyoming has three interstate highways; Interstate 80 runs from east to west along the transcontinental railroad, I-25 runs north to south from the Colorado border south of the capital Cheyenne, to just north of Buffalo, and I-90 runs from the South Dakota border west to Sheridan, and then north to the border with Montana. To get to the national parks, travellers will most likely have to drive on the federal and state highways. These roads follow a more interesting terrain but traffic can be slower than the interstates. There are 13 US highways that pass through the state. Wyoming, along with South Dakota, is one of the only two states in the 48 contiguous states not served by Amtrak.
How to get there
Jackson Hole Airport is the largest airport in Wyoming. Located 11 kilometres or seven miles north of Jackson in Teton County, Wyoming, the airport offers nonstop airline service from 13 destinations in the United States during peak seasons. During shoulder seasons, airline service in Jackson Hole Airport is limited to Salt Lake City and Denver. Delta Connection and United Express operate at the airport regularly, with flights from Salt Lake City and Denver, respectively. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and United Express operate seasonally. Other airports in Wyoming include Casper/Natrona County International Airport, Cheyenne Regional Airport, Yellowstone Regional Airport, Gillette-Campbell County Airport, Laramie Regional Airport, Riverton Regional Airport, Rock Springs—Sweetwater County Airport, and Sheridan County Airport.