Wyoming is a big state, filled with opportunities to explore and adventure. Many hunters extend trips, staying in the area a while after the hunt or driving off to explore the many unique corners of the state. These are just a few ways to spend a few extra days or weeks in a state filled with mountains, public lands and wonderful wilderness areas.
Wyoming has no shortage of great fishing opportunities. The North Platte River has several tailwaters that are famous for producing big brown and rainbow trout on the fly. Hit Gray Reef or the Miracle Mile and you can find world class fishing. Of course, traveling to the Snake River near Jackson or crossing over to fish the Idaho side of the border is also a great option. Depending on the season, the backcountry in the Wind River range offers the unique opportunity to catch large golden trout as well.
Catch a Rodeo
Nearly every town in Wyoming has a rodeo running throughout the summer and many into the fall months. Watch world class cowboys and cowgirls race around barrels, cover bucking bulls and rope calves in an energized environment only a rodeo can create. It will be all about the timing for your trip so check the local events calendar for surrounding communities to see what is running.
Tour the Breweries and Distilleries
After a successful hunt, it’s nice to head out for a cold drink. Cheyenne hunters will be especially pleased with the multiple breweries in town. Freedom’s Edge, Accomplice Beer and Danielmark’s Brewing are all fun stops.Chronicles Distillery is also a fun place to visit while supporting a veteran owned local company.
Hit the Trails
From remote wilderness mountains to high desert landscapes, staying active on your trip with a hike isn’t hard. Wyoming is rich with public lands and you can roam a big piece of BLM or strike off on a backpacking trip in one of the many mountain ranges. The Wind River Range, Bighorn Mountains, Absaroka and plenty more are waiting for adventure.
Enjoy the Towns
Small town Wyoming is hard to beat for friendliness and culture. Head out to dinner and grab a burger or steak or just explore the museums, state parks and general attractions in the area you hunt. Cheyenne itself has places like the Botanical Gardens, Frontier Days Old West Museum, Depot Museum and the State Museum. There’s no shortage of places to visit and enjoy. It always helps to check the local chamber of commerce schedule for live music, festivals, fairs and other events as well.