Northwest Wyoming is a region of the state of Wyoming, in the United States of America. It is home to Grand Teton National Park and the majority of Yellowstone National Park as well as the popular tourist destinations of Lander and Jackson Hole.
- 1 Basin
- 2 Cody – named after Buffalo Bill Cody; a gateway to Yellowstone National Park.
- Dubois – a Western town filled with quintessential dude ranches, rodeos and hiking trails.
- Fort Washakie
- 3 Greybull
- 4 Jackson – this little metropolis surrounded by the Tetons lets visitors experience cowboy culture.
- 5 Lander – provides access to scenery and recreation and is home to Sinks Canyon State Park.
- 6 Powell
- Riverton – near first-rate recreation in the heart of the Wind River Basin.
- 7 Ten Sleep
- Teton Village – lodging, dining and recreation at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
- 8 Thermopolis – perfect for relaxation amid rivers, canyons and red-hued mountains.
- Wapiti Valley
- Wind River Reservation
- 9 Worland
With two iconic national parks, scenery straight out of a magazine and plenty of welcoming towns, the Northwest region of Wyoming is a popular vacation spot and offers options ranging from rugged backcountry escapes to serene, luxurious retreats.
- Jackson Hole Airport (JAC IATA), near Jackson, is the largest airport in Wyoming. It is regularly serviced by American, Delta, Frontier, and United. Some airline service is seasonal.
- Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD IATA) small airport with connection from Salt Lake City and Denver.
For the dedicated long-distance hiker the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (in short Continental Divide Trail) is a United States National Scenic Trail running 3,100 miles between Mexico and Canada. It follows the Continental Divide of the Americas along the Rocky Mountains and traverses five U.S. states; Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.
Byways & BackwaysEdit
- Scenic Loop Road Drive near Lander in the Shoshone National Forest.
- Beartooth All American Road - A 68-mile paved route over the Beartooth Mountains on the highest highway in Wyoming.
- Beartooth Scenic Byway - A designated National Scenic Byway.
- Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway - a 27.5-mile highway along the North Fork Shoshone River to the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
- Centennial Scenic Byway - A 161-mile route in mountainous western Wyoming along rivers and past the Teton Range.
- Chief Joseph Scenic Byway - A 63-mile paved highway from Cody that leads high into the Absaroka Mountains and the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River.
- Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway - A 64-mile paved highway up Ten Sleep Canyon and over the Big Horn Mountains.
- John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway - Connecting Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
Museums & Cultural DestinationsEdit
- Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody - This museum focuses on Buffalo Bill Cody, an itinerant performer with an outsized presence in 19th and 20th century popular culture. The museum does a good job of moving beyond the clichéd myths of cowboys, Indians and the "wild west", taking on a more critical and interesting look at the meanings of frontier in American popular culture.
- Wyoming Dinosaur Center. Thermompolis - The museum has more than 30 mounted skeletons, a preparation lab with visitor viewing and hundreds of displays and dioramas. The dig site tour offers an opportunity to see dinosaurs buried in the ground.