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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 hoOregon trail wheel rutsme 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.

Guernsey State Park

Other Historic sites

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!

Camping tips

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.

There are both state parks and private campgrounds.