Wyoming

Crisscrossed by pronghorn antelope, Wild West culture, and geologic wonders, Wyoming calls to free spirits with its legendary pioneer history and wide open spaces. Watch Old Faithful erupt at Yellowstone National Park, hike through Grand Teton’s soaring peaks, and meander the wooden boardwalks of frontier town Cody. Rustic dude ranches, hot springs, rodeos, and more impart Wyoming’s spirit of freedom and adventure.

Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Laramie, Wyoming | Photo Credit: Violet Sky Adventures

Fort Laramie: Fur Trading and the Oregon Trail

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Originally started as a fur trade post, what would eventually go on to be known as Fort Laramie evolved into a bustling settlement. It was a strategic stopping point along several of the western trail routes including the Oregon Trail. Today it has been preserved as a National Historic Site allowing visitors to learn of its rugged history.

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