Are you looking to hit the road and explore more of what Wyoming has to offer? In this episode of Wynot?, we’re going on our second road trip, this time through the Park to Park region of Wyoming. We’ll travel from the Terry Bison Ranch to Yellowstone National Park and see amazing sights along the way.
Traveling The Park To Park Highway
If you've been watching all of my other videos, this is the second road trip in a series of five that explores beautiful Wyoming. We're about to embark on a road trip through the Park to Park region, so hop on board and let's hit the road.
One of the best ways to explore this entire region is to jump on the Park to Park Highway. This was a really popular route in the early 1900s as automobiles became more popular, and it connects 12 national parks. Today, we're going to start off at the far south edge of the region just north of the state line at the Terry Bison Ranch.
The Terry Bison Ranch
Located just off the highway, you can't miss all the signs for the Terry Bison Ranch. Here, you can hop on board a custom-made train that will take you right out to the middle of the working bison herd on the ranch.
After your ride, head back towards the ranch and stop off at Senator’s Steakhouse to sink your teeth into one of their juicy bison burgers. This famous burger is consistently at the top of the voting for best in the state.
Fun In Cheyenne
Since we're just south of Cheyenne, right after dinner we’ll head into town. Enjoy dancing and live music at Sanford's or the Outlaw Saloon. Wynot head over to one of the newest joints in Cheyenne called Dillinger’s?
After dancing the night away, we can head over to the Historic Plains hotel and get a good night's sleep before we head out in the morning. Our last stop in Cheyenne will get us some exercise and let us stretch our legs. Head to the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and its Grand Conservatory to experience beautiful trees and flowers of all kinds.
Torrington To Douglas
Now it’s time to jump back in the car and head north up to Torrington and Guernsey. We’ll be passing the Fort Laramie historic site along the way, and we can stop off at the Table Mountain Winery to sample some wine. Take an art class and enjoy a tasting of the seven lines that are made right there on-site; to get in on the painting classes, you may need to make a reservation, so plan ahead.
Some really great places along the route for camping, boating, and other activities are the Glendo and Guernsey state parks and their beautiful reservoirs. Next up on our trip is Douglas; we're definitely going to be stopping there to take a photo with the eight-foot Jackalope statue. Legend has it this mythical creature was born right here in Douglas.
Casper’s Trails And The Miracle Mile
After we stopped off for a nice little picnic at the Ayre’s Natural Bridge, we're going to head back on the road north to Casper. This area is located right here in the middle of the state, and it’s where the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails all converged. You can learn a little bit more about each of these trails by visiting the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center located right there in town.
Visit the Garden Creek Falls or the Platte River Trails for a great opportunity for photography or just taking in the scenery. Depending on what time of year it is, we might decide we want to spend a day skiing or snowboarding over at Hogan or taking in some fishing on the Miracle Mile.
At the Miracle Mile, you'll be able to find rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout that are very plentiful in this region. If you really want to hedge your bets for a great catch, there are local guides that you can hire to show you all the honey spots.
Thermopolis To Yellowstone
As we continue to head just a little bit further north, we’re going to move into Thermopolis and the Wind River Canyon. You're not going to find a lot of places that are cooler than Hell's Half Acre (or maybe I just think the name is cool). You can decide for yourself when you wrap up your hike.
Wynot head over to the hot springs for some relaxation and some pampering next? After that, we’re once again ready to enter Yellowstone National Park. In Wyoming, all roads lead to Yellowstone.
I sure hope my driving wasn't too scary for the second leg of our trip as we headed through the Park to Park region of Wyoming. Make sure to join me on the third leg of our trip in the next episode of Wynot? as we travel from the Rockies to the Tetons.
If you have any questions about how you can make Wyoming your home, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be happy to connect with you. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, and I’ll see you on our next adventure!