Oregon Trail in Wyoming destinations, parks and attractions
Are you going on a road trip to Oregon Trail in Wyoming, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?
Here are some of the top destinations in Oregon Trail in Wyoming and tips about visiting them
Oregon Trail Wagon Wheel Ruts and Register Cliff State Historic Site - See the Oregon trail ruts and pioneer graffiti best in southeast Wyoming, near Guernsey, WY. Also crosses several states, ID,KS,MO,NE,OR,WA,WY. You can imagine yourself an emigrant headed for Oregon: would promises of lush farmlands and a new beginning lure you to leave home and walk for weeks? More than 2,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen along the Oregon National Historic Trail in six states and serve as reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American settlers. Nearby is Scotts Bluff National Monument is located in western Nebraska, landmark for the Pony Express, Oregon, California and Mormon Pioneer national historic trails.
Pony Express Trail also passes by (CA,CO,KS,MO,NE,NV,UT,WY). It is hard to believe that young men once rode horses to carry mail from Missouri to California in the unprecedented time of only 10 days. This relay system along the Pony Express National Historic Trail in eight states was the most direct and practical means of east-west communications before the telegraph.
Other Historic sites
- Ames Monument State Historic Site
- Camp Douglas Officers' Club State Historic Site
- Connor Battlefield State Historic Site
- Fort Bridger State Historic Site
- Fort Fetterman State Historic Site
- Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site
- Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site
- Granger Stage Station State Historic Site
- Historic Governors' Mansion State Historic Site
- Independence Rock State Historic Site
- Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site
- Names Hill State Historic Site
- Oregon Trail Ruts State Historic Site
- Piedmont Charcoal Kilns State Historic Site
- Point of Rocks Stage Station State Historic Site
- Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility
- Register Cliff State Historic Site
- South Pass City State Historic Site
- Trail End State Historic Site
- Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum
- Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historical Site
- Fort Bonneville State Historic Site
- Fort Supply State Historic Site
- Fort Reno State Historic Site
- LX Bar Ranch State Historic Site (No public access)
- Platte River Crossing State Historic Site (No public access)
- Wyoming Trails Program
Oregon Trail in Wyoming Seasons, bugs, topography and climate
Located in the Rockies and at the edge of the plains, Wyoming has both landscapes. In the summer, it tends to be semi-arid, hot during day and cool at night. Winters can be brutally cold. Many roads are closed or impassible in the winter. Bugs are thankfully few!
If you're not from the Rockies, you may not realize that even in the middle of July, the air gets cool at night when you are a mile high, like in Yellowstone and the Tetons, and much of western Wyoming. It will dip to the 50's or 60's most summer nights. Summers tend to be dry with occasional popup evening thunderstorms.